oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Contribution to the study of the Phycitinae (Pyralidae, Lep.): Part I

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Systematic Entomology (a branch that is rather neglected nowadays) has two aims in view: a) to classify and name the different species of insects so as to have them in convenient groups for further reference, b) to determine the relation between species, genera and larger groups so as to form a more or less clear picture of the evolution of the group. The former aim largely concerns the economic entomologist, enabling him to study the literature on the control and destruction of harmful insects and to trace their life-history, country of origin, etc.; it is part and parcel of the practical side of entomology; academic views are not considered.

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