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Coronavirus affects the world of insects, their populations are rapidly declining

Coronavirus affects the world of insects, their populations are rapidly declining

While people are trying to save the planet from coronavirus, scientists decided to pay attention to insects. They want to find out if COVID-19 or the effects of the pandemic are affecting them. There is no direct effect. But there is indirect influence and it can have bad consequences. The number of insects on Earth is decreasing dramatically. Humanity is preoccupied with the pandemic, and people have no time to accept this fact.

The planet changes under the influence of the coronavirus and many species of insects suffer from this. A group of scientists from the University of Huddersfield believes that residents of different countries need to take steps to help stop the decline in insect populations.


To do this, it is important to mow lawns as rarely as possible, not to use pesticides, leave dry leaves on the trees. Beetles, dragonflies, snails, scientists say that these species are becoming less and less every year. But they are an important part of ecological systems.

In partnership with scientists from Germany, Great Britain, Finland and South Africa, experts have combined their research on reducing insect numbers. Factors such as climate change, habitat loss, environmental pollution, and the use of pesticides influence population decline. Insects perform functions that cannot be replaced by any technology.

They are needed for pollination of agricultural plants, horticultural crops, as well as the entire plant world in the wild. The changes taking place on the planet are reducing insect populations. As people continue to struggle with coronavirus, many environmental issues have been ignored. Insects face a crisis of accelerated extinction.


Scientists have developed recommendations that contain several important points. If you observe them, then you can save the species of insects. You can not often mow lawns, you can not use pesticides. Leave small boxes and boxes on summer cottages and garden plots; they will become a shelter and house for insects. It is impossible to kill insects senselessly if they are in the way.