Modern insect extinctions, the neglected majority

March 5, 2007 rposas

In the article by Robert Dunn, he talks about how most extinctions that have been estimated to have occurred in the past, or that may occur in the future are of insects. Although not all insect extinctions have been documented only 70 insects have been documented to date. Dunn also considers ways in which insect extinctions may differ from those of other species. There are two types of extinction for insects but are rare for other species. Some evidence suggests that many insect extinctions occurred because of loss of narrow habitat and the loss of hosts. He also suggests that we need to spend more time and money documenting such extinctions if we are serious about insect conservation. 


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