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 (ĭn′sĕk′tə-rē, ĭn-sĕk′-) or in·sec·tar·i·um (ĭn′sĕk-târ′ē-əm)
n. pl. in·sec·tar·ies or in·sec·tar·i·a (-târ′ē-ə)
A place for keeping, breeding, or observing living insects.


(ˌɪn sɛkˈtɛər i əm)

n., pl. -tar•i•ums, -tar•i•a (-ˈtɛər i ə)
a place in which a collection of living insects is kept, as in a zoo or laboratory.
[1880–85; see insect + -arium]
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Samples also were taken from 3 commercial insectaries located in the Cauca River Valley (Biocol, Bioagro, and Corpoama).
As you stroll through jaw-dropping fields of plump produce, aromatic herbs, buzzing insectaries, and swooping swallows, you'll quickly see there's even more to these grounds than a teaching moment.
Successful insectaries produce a living supply of insects that can be reintroduced into the environment or used for experiments.
D-vac suction (Rincon-Vitova Insectaries, Ventura, California, USA) sampling was used to collect ground-dwelling predators.
Now, an Agricultural Research Service patent on Allen's invention could open the door to a commercial-scale procedure insectaries can use to mass-produce the ladybug's eggs for release in home gardens, commercial greenhouses, and crop fields where they would prey on the aphids, spider mites, and other plant-damaging pests lurking there.
A good example of this is adding insectaries into the farming system.
All the experiments were carried out inside the insectaries which were maintained at 26[degrees]C, 50% RH with a 16:8 L:D photoperiod.
During May-September 2011, mosquito larvae were collected in irrigated rice fields surrounding Tiassale, southern Cote d'Ivoire (5[degrees]52'47"N; 4[degrees]49'48"W) and reared to adults in insectaries on a diet of MikroMin (Tetra, Melle, Germany) fish food.
We purchase them from insectaries and apply them into the field as a preventative.
You might also want to procure beneficial insects from Ventura-based Rincon-Vitova Insectaries.
Like Lewis Grant, he relies on crop rotation and insectaries to control pests.
The Defense Department has about a dozen insectaries around the globe; however, WRAIR's, established in 2000, is one of the largest and most elaborate, said COL Daniel Strickman, chief of its entomology department.