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Topic: Butterflies and Moths

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The number of monarch butterflies at their Mexico wintering sites has plummeted this year

  2024-02-07 in Associated Press News

Experts say the number of monarch butterflies at wintering areas in Mexico dropped by 59% this year to the second lowest level since record keeping began.

  Tagged under: Butterflies and Moths | Mexico

Of Moths and Marsupials - bioGraphic

  2023-05-04 (or before) in bioGraphic | Revealing Nature // Inspiring Solutions

The ancient relationship between the mountain pygmy possum and the bogong moth reveals the complexity of global climate change—and the lengths people may have to go to save some species from extinction.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Butterflies and Moths

Honey bee life spans are 50 percent shorter today than they were 50 years ago: A drop in longevity for lab-kept honey bees could help explain colony losses and lower honey production in recent decades

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Science Daily

A new study by entomologists shows that the lifespan for individual honey bees kept in a controlled, laboratory environment is 50% shorter than it was in the 1970s. As the first study to show an overall decline in honey bee lifespan potentially independent of environmental stressors, this work hints that genetics may be influencing the broader trends of higher colony turnover rates seen in the beekeeping industry.

  Tagged under: Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects | Food Production and Consumption

Pesticide use around world almost doubles since 1990, report finds

  2022-10-18 in The Guardian

Agricultural chemicals drive falls of 30% in populations of field birds and butterflies, says Pesticide Atlas

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Insect Populations

Warmer Earth could see smaller butterflies that struggle to fly, affecting food systems

  2022-09-15 in

New UBC research has shown warmer temperatures can lead to smaller butterflies that collect less pollen and visit fewer flowers.

  Tagged under: Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside

  2021-09-14 in The Guardian

Introduction of Glanville fritillary leads to emergence of three new species on to Baltic Sea island

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

LED streetlights decimating moth numbers in England

  2021-08-25 in The Guardian

‘Eco-friendly’ lights found to be worse than sodium ones – but both contribute to insect decline, says study

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

  2021-07-25 in The Guardian

Insects have declined by 75% in the past 50 years – and the consequences may soon be catastrophic. Biologist Dave Goulson reveals the vital services they perform

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects

Pioneering rewilding project faces ‘catastrophe’ from plan for new houses

  2021-03-21 in The Guardian

Storks, butterflies and turtle doves could all suffer at the Knepp estate in West Sussex

  Tagged under: Birds | Housing | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Rewilding

Butterfly numbers plummeting in US west as climate crisis takes toll

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

The total number of butterflies west of the Rockies has fallen 1.6% a year since 1977, a study finds – ‘You extrapolate it and it’s crazy’

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

The State Of Britain's Moths

  2021-03-03 (or before) in Butterfly Conservation

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021 report is now available. This new report summarises current knowledge of the state of Britain’s c.900 species of larger moths, presenting analyses of long-term change based on millions of records gathered through the Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) and National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS). Key findings: The total abundance of larger moths caught in the RIS light-trap network in Britain decreased by 33% over 50 years (1968–2017). Losses were greater in the southern half of Britain (39% decrease) than in the northern half (22%). Long-term abundance ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

'A cause for worry': Mexico's monarch butterflies drop by 26% in year

  2021-02-25 in The Guardian

Butterflies had bad year after four times as many trees were lost to illegal logging and extreme climate conditions

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects | Mexico | Trees

Discovery of 'cryptic species' shows Earth is even more biologically diverse

  2020-12-25 in The Guardian

Excitement as DNA barcoding technique leads to unmasking of new species tempered with fear that some are already at risk of extinction

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Record low number of British butterflies baffles scientists

  2020-09-28 in The Guardian

Annual Big Butterfly Count shows big falls in peacocks and small tortoiseshells

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Halve UK pesticide use to save insects, say conservationists

  2020-07-08 in The Guardian

Wildlife Trusts report also calls for expansion of projects such as flower-rich road verges and butterfly reintroductions

  Tagged under: Farming | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects

Mexico: defender of monarch butterflies found dead two weeks after he vanished

  2020-01-30 in The Guardian

Activists say death of Homero Gómez González found floating in a well could be over illegal logging disputes

  Tagged under: Activism | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Mexico

Immediate, science-based community action can stop insect decline

  2020-01-06 (or before) in - News and Articles on Science and Technology

This year, German environmentalists collected 1.75 million signatures for a 'save the bees' law requiring an immediate transition toward organic farming. But to create healthy ecosystems worldwide, people in communities across the globe will need to take similar action based on empathy for insects—and not only for bees and butterflies—according to entomologists Yves Basset from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Greg Lamarre from the University of South Bohemia, writing in Science. The authors present immediate, science-based actions to mitigate insect decline.

  Tagged under: Farming | Butterflies and Moths | Bees | Insects | Health

The butterfly effect: what one species’ miraculous comeback can teach us

  2019-05-27 in The Guardian

The Duke of Burgundy is back from the brink – and the work to conserve it has helped other declining species. Does this mean there is hope in the face of Insectageddon?

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects

Butterfly numbers fall by 84% in Netherlands over 130 years – study

  2019-04-01 by Patrick Barkham in The Guardian

European insect populations shrink as farming leaves ‘hardly any room for nature’

  Tagged under: Farming | Agriculture | Biodiversity Loss | Insect Populations | Butterflies and Moths | Wildlife | Insects

Over a century of data reveal more than 80% decline in butterflies in the Netherlands - ScienceDirect

  2019-04-01 (or before) in

  Tagged under: Butterflies and Moths

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