The Venezuelan entomology has today its first updated dictionary, as part of the efforts of national experts to support the study of insects present in the territory.
The work, published by the editorial fund of the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Investigations (IVIC), has the last most relevant definitions on this matter.
Jaime Ramirez, author of this book needed 12 years of investigation to update the taxonomic classification of several groups of families, subfamilies, genus and species of insects.
‘There is no other entomological dictionary in Latin America devoted to the study, in a specific region, of the helpful and harmful insects for human being, animals and plants’, he explained.
The challenge to create the glossary in Spanish is an advance for this science, because the majority of he publications are written in English, French and German.
The text, besides including the universal terms from entomology, it has common definitions exclusively used in Venezuela, Angel Viloria, researcher from IVIC’s Ecological Center says in the prologue.
The small mosquito that cause dermatosis through its bites, mosquitoes causing dengue and chipo, Chagas transmitter, are some of the insects listed on the work.
Knowing the physiology, life cycle and behavior of this group of invertebrates is necessary, to exploit the potential benefits and reduce the inconvenience that may cause to humans, to be carriers of various useful and harmful illness.
Source | www.plenglish.com
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