Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Conceptual Paper Volume 5 Issue 7

Insect Biodiversity as an Asset Rather than a Burden

Abaker M Malik*

Pest Management Specialist, Plant Protection Directorate, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Abaker M Malik, Pest Management Specialist, Plant Protection Directorate, Sudan.

Received: May 26, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021

  Most diverse on group on earth are insects not only but they also play several significant roles in environmental system post and the universal economy. Thus, insect diversity is a key topic worldwide. Insects pollinate blossoms, some of them have great value as ecotourism venture, because of their articulateness and susceptibility to environmental factors many insects can be used as bio-indicators, for example, butterflies have been suggested as indicators [1]. An important component of the human diet, many insect species have been identified as food and feed [2]. Insects can play role as recyclers of biowastes [3]. One of the most consequential application of insects is biological pest management agents; insect predators are known to be more potent than many chemicals in controlling economically damaging insects [1]. Many people are oblivious to the indispensable roles played by insects in our lives.

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Citation

Citation: Abaker M Malik. “Insect Biodiversity as an Asset Rather than a Burden". Acta Scientific Agriculture 5.7 (2021): 101-102.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Abaker M Malik. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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