Massive Insect Decline Threatens Collapse Of Nature
The impact of fewer insects would be devastating with birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that rely on them for food starving to death. The knock-on effects could eventually have repercussions for the survival of mankind. The following infographic provides a closer look at some of the species experiencing major declines in population. Over half of the world's butterflies have died over the past decade with nearly half of all beetles and bees also perishing. Dragonflies have seen their ranks fall by 35 percent while a quarter of all flies have also died.
This chart shows the percentage decline in selected global insect populations over the past decade.