The Usefulness of Entomological Collections in Agricultural Institutions

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1939
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TAYLOR T. H. C.
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Entomologists engaged in economic work are frequently asked why it is that they often devote part of their time to amassing large collections of insects,many of which are of little or no economic importance. This is an important question, since it raises the further question as to whether economic entomologists should be encouraged to undertake,as part of their official duties, what isusually known as "general collectingi.e. the collection of all sorts of insects found in the field and the subsequentpreserving, labelling, arranging and cata-loguing of them so that they are always readily available for reference
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, Iv (no3), p. 356-360