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Insect pest


An unclear term, best avoided. If you wish to indicate that an insect is a pest, it is better to write "pest insect" to make the meaning clear. The term "insect pest" is especially confusing when compared with "plant pest" -- logic suggests that one of those terms includes insects that are pests, but which one?14
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insect pest


and plant pest
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Indirect pest


Said of a pest that damages the unmarketed part of a plant (e.g., the leaves, when it is the fruit that is marketed); contrast with direct pest.
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neoclassical biological control


was coined by Lockwood (1993, 1996) to explain a subset of the controversial kind of biological control advocated as "new associations" by Hokkanen and Pimentel (1984). There is controversy for two reasons. First, because many authors dispute the evidence presented by Hokkanen and Pimentel (1984) that biocontrol organisms that are not co- [..]
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Factitious host


A host other than the target host for parasitoids, one that biocontrol practitioners may more readily rear than the target host in a laboratory, thus implying that the biocontrol agent is not absolutely monophagous.
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Entomopathogenic


Producing disease in insects (adjective).
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predatory


(see Frank and McCoy 1989). Predacious is one of a group of words (rapacious, ferocious, pugnacious are others) with ending -ious, and differing from botanical terms (herbaceous, foliaceous, rosaceous, etc.) with ending -eous.
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predaceous


is etymologically wrong. Although it is an entry in Webster's New International Dictionary and in Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, these entries serve merely to show what spellings are used. The etymologically correct spelling is predacious
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Weeds


(pest plants, or pests that are plants).
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Pest insects


(insects that are pests), (3) Pests of plants
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