Synanthrope species

Pests that depend on people are called synanthrope insects. Synanthropy is a relative term because species may be more or less dependent on the presence of human beings. Synanthrope species of food pests can be free-living in the warmest part of their geographical locations. In colder parts of the world they will be synanthrope. The following eight examples of pairs of pests are very similar, but have different temperature preferences.