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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.
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(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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While ladybugs are collected almost exclusively in the wild, most other predatory insects sold commercially are reared in insectaries, Cranshaw said.
lutzi in Brazilian insectaries and mainly by the difficulty of collecting and maintaining of these species in the laboratory, since for cytogenetic analyzes the insects might not be killed or fixed in alcohol (as occurs for molecular analysis).
Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Kisumu strain) and Aedes aegypti maintained in the laboratory at the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI) insectaries for several decades were used for the study.
All insectaries were placed at the same location and we made every effort to avoid environmental differentiation.
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.
Progress in this area would aid public and commercial insectaries because effective storage methods would translate into reduced investment in rearing facilities, and increase ability to meet peak demands for production and distribution.
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.