Taxonomic and functional diversity of Syrphidae and Carabidae auxiliary species in agricultural fields


Abstract: Plant pests in agricultural fields can be potentially controlled through the abundance and richness of beneficial species. In order to avoid the excess use of pesticides and to enhance the biological pest control, we need to obtain new knowledge about the complex interactions between the populations of auxiliary species, their habitats, crop production and pests. In this study, we are dealing with auxiliary syrphid and carabid species that could provide biological pest control in agricultural fields. In particular, our aim is to describe taxonomical and functional diversity of these two auxiliary species and to assess their potential for biological pest control, using data mining.

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