Ecology

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Ecology

The study of how living things interact with their surroundings. For example, an ecologist may study how a plant operates in different types of soil or whether or not bacteria thrive in various environs. Ecology is important in sustainable development to ensure that an action does not irreparably harm an environment.
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Bioecology of Stenoma catenifer Walsingham (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) and associated larval parasitoids reared from Hass avocados in Guatemala.
The study reported here is a first investigation into its bioecology, potential damage to the plant, and control.
With more knowledge of the bioecology, behavior, damage and other aspects of the Mexican soybean weevil, it should become possible to provide recommendations for the integrated management of R.