Biological control is a form of pest control practiced by humans. It involves the careful use of one living organism to control the population of a pest species. Examples include ladybirds and lacewing larvae being used to control aphids; parasitic wasps being used to control plant bugs and fungi used to control flies.
A photograph of an adult Yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) infested with the fungal pathogen Entomophthora muscae. The fungus has been recognised as a potential biological control agent.
Photograph by Hans Hillewaert licensed under Creative Commons.
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