Friday, 18 May 2018

Insect- Ecide?


It is now suggested that anthropogenic climate change (aka 'global warming') will wipe out around half of the insect species, largely as a result of habitat destruction(https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/17/climate-change-on-track-to-cause-major-insect-wipeout-scientists-warn). Whilst some people might be happy to see the back of species like the mosquito and the wasp (in fairness, they also have utilities), we will also lose many revered species. Even worse, the major roles of insects in the pollination of plants will decimate food production (for humans and other animal species). 

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Seeing the Changes 1333

Visited , in Loughor, by a slightly battered Swallowtailed moth ( Ourapteryx sambucaria ).