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POSITIVE ASPECTS Ecosystem Services Pollination Cleaning Services Soil Formation and Soil Conditioning Insects as a Food Resource for Animals Insects as a Source of Nutrients for Plants The Use of Insects in Science Insects as an Object of Genetic Research Insects as an Object of Gerontology Research Insects as an Object of Other Medical and Biological Research Insects as Bioindicators Use of Insects for Paleoecological Reconstructions Forensic Entomology Use of Insects in Medicine and Cosmetic Industry Use of Insects in Folk Medicine Creation of New Medicines Wound Healing Venom Therapy Other Kinds of Human Therapy Use of Insects in Cosmetic Industry Use of Insects in Technology (Insect Bionics) Use of Insects for Creating Technical Systems Use of Insects for Creating Technical Installations Insect Bionics Applications for Creating Tools Insect Bionics Applications for Creating Devices Insect Bionics Applications for Creating of New Materials Insect Bionics Applications for Creating of Structures Other Insect Bionic Applications Commercial Use of Insects Sericulture Production of Dyes Production and Use of Shellac Production and Use of Wax Food Use of Insects The Use of Products of Vital Functions of Insects Direct Use of Insects as Food Insects as Animal Feed Use of Insects in Agriculture and Forestry Control / Regulation of Pests Weed Control Insects as a Form of Entertainment Insect-based Tourism Insect-based Leisure Use of Insects as Pets Insects as a Spectacle Photo Hunting for Insects Collecting of Insects Insects as a Fishing Bait Other Uses of Insects Insects as Weapons of War and Terror Use of Insects in Torture and Execution Use of Insects in Rituals Use of Insects as Decorations Use of Insects to Search for Deposits Use of Insects for Recycling of Organic Waste Business Related to Insects Rearing of Insects for Biological Control Production of Insects for Human and Pet Food Manufacturing of Entomological Equipment Providing Hobbyists and Collectors with Insects Butterfly Houses Other Kinds of Business Insects in Culture Insects in Fiction Insects in Poetry Insects in Film Insects in Music Insects in Painting Insects in Sculptures Insects in Monuments and Statues Insects in Heraldry Insects and Arachnids in Numismatics Insects in Philately Insects in Religion, Mythology, and Symbolism Proverbs, Sayings, and Expressions Related to Insects Insect Conservation Human Impact on Insects Principles of Insect Conservation Methods of Insect Conservation NEGATIVE ASPECTS Insects as Pests Insects as Agricultural Pests Insects as Forest Pests Insects and Spiders as Pests of Fisheries Biodeterioration by Insects Insects as a Vector of Plant Diseases Insects as a Vector of Agricultural Plant Diseases Insects as a Vector of Forest Plants Diseases Insects as a Vector of Diseases in Animals and Humans Mosquitoes as a Vectors of Disease Ticks and Mites as a Vectors of Disease Sand Flies, Tsetse Flies, and Black Flies as Vectors of Disease Biting Midges as Vectors of Disease Bedbugs and Kissing Bugs as Vectors of Disease Fleas as Vectors of Disease Lice as Vectors of Disease Mechanical Disease Transmission by Insects Bloodsucking Insects and Ticks General Characteristics of Bloodsucking Insects and Ticks Distribution of Different Blood-Sucking Insects and Ticks Impact of Blood-Sucking Insects on Humans Impact of Blood-Sucking Insects on Animals Venomous Insects and Arachnids Venomous Insects Venomous Spiders Venomous Scorpions Venomous Ticks Invasions of Insects General Characteristics of Insect Invasions and Introductions Natural Invasions of Insects Introductions of Insects Accidental Invasions of Insects Insect Allergy Insect Sting Allergy Insect Bite Allergy Inhalation Insect Allergy Other Kinds of Insect Allergy Conclusion Appendixes

About the Author

Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography (Moscow), Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored 11 and co-authored 16 monographs.

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