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Notes: Information is reviewed on the first application of biological control method in the 19th century in the USA. Rodolia cardinalis was successfully used for complete control of Icerya purchasi in citrus plantations. I. I. Mechnikov demonstrated in Russia for the first time the potential of microorganisms for pest control when using the enthomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae, isolated from larvae of the bread beetle Anisoplia austriaca. Further successes in the field of development and use of biological control agents for insect pest control on crops in the former USSR, Russia, Europe and the USA are discussed.