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Lentomology is the section of Zoology that deals with the study of insects. Agricultural lentomology essentially treats the species of insects (and other arthropods) that affect the world of agriculture and, in a broad sense, also that of forestry and animal husbandry. Silkworm growing (or silk culture) is the breeding of the silkworm (Bombix mori) for the production of cocoons from which the silk thread is obtained.
“Phytopathology, agricultural entomology and applied biology” – Andrea Menta, Mario Ferrari, Elena Marcon; Scholastic edagricole - RCS Books
We have collected in an easy-to-consult atlas (cards with images) the main species of insects of agricultural interest and the most well-known common ones. Click on the menu and select the desired species.
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Insects are a class of animals belonging to the arthropod phylum. Lentomology (from the Greek entomon= insect e logos= study) is made up of two main branches: general lentomology dealing with morphology, anatomy and insect biology; special lentomology (including the agricultural one) which deals with the description and classification of individual species.
Some insects, called pollinators, are very useful for plants because, through the pollen grains, they transport the male gametes to the pistils and ensure the reproduction of life and biodiversity. Among these, in particular bees, bred by man since ancient times. (Beekeeping)