|An entomologist digs up--sometimes
literally--all kinds of information on insects, because these six-legged
critters affect just about every aspect of agriculture--as well as daily life.
So it's important that entomologists know all they can about insects: the good,
the bad and the ugly bugs. Where do certain insects live, what do they eat, and
how do they survive the winter? How do they defend themselves from their
enemies? In agriculture, some insects are bad guys--like boll weevils or corn
earworms. Others, like bees, are critical to making honey and moving
pollen--the powdery stuff that one flower gets from another so a fruit will
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