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Benefits of Entomology

What is an Entomologist?

An entomologist is a scientist who studies insects and arthropods and their relationships to the environment, and other organisms. Entomologists have many important jobs, such as the study of the classification, life cycle, behavior, and population dynamics of insects. They make contributions to diverse fields such as agriculture, biology, human and animal health, and criminology.

Many entomologists focus on a specific type of insect such as

Coleopterology -the study of beetles

  • Dipterology -the study of flies
  • Lepidopterology -the study of moths and butterflies
  • Melittology (or Apiology) -the study of bees
  • Myrmecology -the study of ants
  • Orthopterology -the study of grasshoppers, crickets, etc.
  • Vespology -the study of wasps
  • Who Needs Entomologists

    Entomologists contribute to our world by detecting the role of insects in the spread of disease and discovering ways of protecting food and livestock from being damaged. They study the way beneficial insects contribute to the well being of humans, animals, and plants.

    So who needs . . .

    • Scientists-Entomologists have helped to produce contemporary knowledge of insects
    • Environmentalists- Entomologists research the relationship between humans and nature and work to protect the environment and restore threaten habitats.
    • The World- Entomologists research is essential for solving insect related food shortages and diseases around the world.
    • Police- Forensic Entomologists use their knowledge to help solve crime.

    How is Entomology related to STEM!

    Entomology focuses on the scientific study of insect species. In this field, researchers must use their problem solving skills to ask questions and gain knowledge through inquiry based learning. As their critical thinking skills are put to use, new innovations are found and they help prevent mankind from harmful bugs diseases as well as provide information of how beneficial insects contribute to humans, animals, and plants.

    Is Entomology For You?

    Interest of Entomologist might include the love of nature, and curiosity of animals and their behaviors.