Flying insect numbers plummet by 75% in Germany in just 25 years

Signal of change / Flying insect numbers plummet by 75% in Germany in just 25 years

By Joy Green / 19 Oct 2017

This is extremely serious, especially as the cause is not known, and insect numbers are still declining.

 

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers

The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it was known that some species such as butterflies were declining.

Sources

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/18/warning-of-ecological-armageddon-after-dramatic-plunge-in-insect-numbers

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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