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Identify The Insect
For a gardener or homeowner, it is essential to understand insects as they have to decide whether to use pest control on them or not. To know whether an insect will help the plants or destroy them, it is important to know the name of the insect as well as its characteristics. Though many people think that identifying different insects is very hard because of the vast number of species out there, it is not as tough as it might appear at first sight. This knowledge can only be gained with experience and insight over a period of time.
Taxonomy is an important subject for all gardeners. It refers to the identification, description, nomenclature and classification of living organisms. With a little practice and a lot of patience, anyone can pick up knowledge in this field. Gardeners can use books on a taxonomy to help gradually gain experience on whether to use pest control or not on different insects in the garden. It is a good idea to start with basic knowledge and then gradually expand it to other insects.
Taxonomists classify different organisms based on their features, looks, and DNA. This means that organisms with the same classification often have a common ancestor and they share a lot of characteristics. This is helpful in illustrating exactly how an insect or organism functions and what we can expect from it. Any living creature can be classified under several different categories, depending on the results desired from the classification.