‘Insect apocalypse’ may not be happening in US

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Scientists have been warning about an ‘insect apocalypse’ in recent years, noting sharp declines in specific areas — particularly in Europe. A new study shows these warnings may have been exaggerated and are not representative of what’s happening to insects on a larger scale.

Associated journal article: Michael S. Crossley, Amanda R. Meier, Emily M. Baldwin, Lauren L. Berry, Leah C. Crenshaw, Glen L. Hartman, Doris Lagos-Kutz, David H. Nichols, Krishna Patel, Sofia Varriano, William E. Snyder, Matthew D. Moran. No net insect abundance and diversity declines across US Long Term Ecological Research sitesNature Ecology & Evolution, 2020; DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1269-4

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