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Binomial Nomenclature in Entomology

The insect is evolved to result in a double name, a generic and species name called binomial nomenclature. It was discovered by a Swedish Botanist, Carlous Linnaeus.

The generic and species name should be written in Latin form. If no, it should be underlined separately. The first letter of generic name should be written in capital letters while the first letter of species name should be written in small letters for e.g. Helicoverpa armigera.

Trinomial nomenclature includes generic, species and sub-species e.g. Atherigona varia soccata and Amrasca biguttula.

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