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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 [..]
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insect pest


and plant pest
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Entomopathogenic


Producing disease in insects (adjective).
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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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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 absolute [..]
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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 [..]
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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 [..]
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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. [..]
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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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