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Monday, February 11, 2019
New Report--40% of insect species undergoing decline, could be extinct in 100 years, Pests flourishing
Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers
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-Over 40% of insect species are threatened with extinction.
-Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and dung beetles (Coleoptera) are the taxa most affected.
-Four aquatic taxa are imperiled and have already lost a large proportion of species.
-Habitat loss by conversion to intensive agriculture is the main driver of the declines.
-Agro-chemical pollutants, invasive species and climate change are additional causes.
Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'
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