Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Disappearing insects

Following my comments about the reduced number of moths we have been getting particularly over the last two years, I was amazed to see two articles that would suggest that this is far from a local problem and would appear to be not related to local climate variations.

The first was in the Guardian in 2017:-

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


The second on the ABC news (Australia) on the internet:-
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-24/decline-in-insect-population-baffles-scientists/9481136

If this is a world wide problem it will be a major disaster. We rely very heavily on insects in all areas of our ecology.

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