Reseña de la entomología económica y médica del siglo pasado en Colombia
Zenner de Polanía, Ingeborg | 2017-01
With this review, it is intended to inform, current and future generations of Colombian entomologists, about the researchers of this discipline in past centuries, forgotten by many. Equally, about the origins of the bases for insect pest management, starting with the, almost exclusively, chemical control, up to a, dispersed, integrated pest management. Written sources, where students and professionals can find the results of investigations of the pioneers of the science of the study of insects, in the broad sense are indicated. The article is based, partly, on the personal experience and research activities in entomology, on these actions in conjunction with colleague entomologists, on reviewing publications, even little-known and even forgotten ones, and university teaching activities. Above all,, this text was pursued to make memory and remember that entomology and insect pests in Colombia, were not invented today, show that many entomological problems, which solutions are currently being looked for were already covered, at least partially, and that these studies should be appreciate and kept in mind, to build on them and not as, at present, very often ignore them.