Economic importance of insects

economic importance of insects

Beneficial effects

  • food supply
  • important in food chains
  • pollinators
  • biological control of pests and other organisms
  • aesthetic value
  • contribute to decomposition e.g. litter feeders like beetles

Harmful effects

  • pests
  • vectors
  • dirt and disease carriers
  • injurious e.g. stings and bites
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