Scientists warn of the complete extinction of insects
According to experts from the University of Sydney, the number of insects on earth annually is reduced by 2.5%.
Scientists at the University of Sydney have discovered that insects around the world are waiting for a new wave of mass extinction. The experts published their expectations in Biological Conservation magazine.
According to the results of the study, disappearance from the face of the Earth threatens 41% of the invertebrates, which is 2.5% less per annum. Currently, the extinction of insects is eight times faster than the extinction of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Experts pointed out that during the past decades, 53% of butterfly species, 49% of beetles, 46% of bee species, and 37% of dragonfly species have begun to die intensively.
According to the scientists, ten years later the number of insects can decrease by 25%, and in 100 years, if the worse predictions are achieved, all insects can disappear from the face of the earth.
It should be noted that the main cause of insect extinction is large-scale agricultural development.