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'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded • BBC News
Helen Briggs:
<p>Insects and spiders are declining in forests and grasslands across Germany, according to new research.

Scientists have described the findings as "alarming", saying the losses are driven by intensive agriculture.

They are calling for a "paradigm shift" in land-use policy to preserve habitat for the likes of butterflies, bugs and flying insects.

Recent studies have reported widespread declines in insect populations around the world.

The latest analysis, published in the journal, Nature, confirms that some insect species are being pushed down the path to extinction. It is becoming clearer and clearer that the drivers of insect decline are related to farming practices, said Dr Sebastian Seibold of the Technical University of Munich in Freising, Germany.

"Our study confirms that insect decline is real - it might be even more widespread then previously thought considering, for example, that also forests are experiencing declines in insect populations," he told BBC News.</p>
insect  biodiversity  collapse  climatecrisis 
8 days ago by charlesarthur
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17 days ago by chbug
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18 days ago by ebuchholtz
Recently Moulted Adult Assassin (Rihirbus trochantericus, Reduviidae)

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6 weeks ago by tikitu
Recently Moulted Adult Assassin (Rihirbus trochantericus, Reduviidae)

Bug  insect  China  from twitter_favs
6 weeks ago by tikitu
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july 2019 by doglord
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july 2019 by doglord
Fungal Hallucinogens Send Cicadas on Sex Binges After Their Genitals Fall Off
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july 2019 by therourke

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