What is medical
Medical entomology is
the study of insects, and related arthropods, that impact the
health of people and our domesticated animals.
Health threats generally come in the form of venom,
delivered by sting or bite, and pathogens
(disease causing organisms) transferred by a bite.
Bees, wasps, ants, and
scorpions, sting in order to subdue prey and defend
themselves. Spiders, some mites, some true bugs,
flies, fleas, lice, mosquitoes, and ticks bite to
feed. While feeding, pathogens may be transferred to
the host animal.
The following are
standard reference books in the fields of medical