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The utilization and value of non-domesticated insects

, : The utilization and value of non-domesticated insects. The conservation of insects and their habitats: 319-347

This chapter provides an overview of the practical and commercial uses which humans can make of insects in the wild state, e.g. as biological indicators, as biological control agents, as pollinators, as collectable items or entertainment (as in butterfly farming), as providers of products (silk, fish bait, etc.) and as human food.

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