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Entomology is "the branch of zoology concerned with the study of insects."¹
Economic entomology is "the study of insects that have a direct influence on humanity. Though this includes beneficial as well as harmful species, most attention is devoted to the latter and how they become pests and are controlled."² more
1. David J. Horn, "Entomology, economic", in AccessScience@McGraw-Hill, http://www.accessscience.com, DOI 10.1036/1097-8542.235200 (accessed October 21, 2010).