Can mankind survive without insects?

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Can mankind survive without insects?

Have you ever Thought about the meaning of life of an ordinary mosquito? Or perhaps butterflies? Scientists believe that despite their seemingly meaningless existence, insects are a vital link in the chain of life not only human but all life on our planet. According to experts, about 1 million species of animals and plants are already on the verge of extinction, and half of them are insects, which can have disastrous consequences for the flora and fauna of our planet.

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Despite all the “careless existence” of a butterfly or a mosquito terrorizing us summer nights, their mere existence in nature can be a vital component for human survival on a blue planet. At school you might know that one of the most important and necessary functions that perform is pollination. Since the planet is inhabited by about 80% of the plants in need of pollination by other living organisms, insects can easily take on this task. Many types of vegetables and fruits simply would not exist if insects became extinct.

In Addition to performing its main task, a number of insects involved in decomposition processes, converting like leaves and trees in the forest, and the bodies of dead animals. Insects use them in the remaining nutrients, and then return them to the wild.

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In Other words, if in the modern world of insects, the human race would have faced not only hunger, but would have to come up with the technology for mass processing of corpses. So, due to the lack of many common organisms-the decomposers, the bodies of the dead animals would remain for a long time not decomposed. For example, the body of a dead elephant insects can “spread” to the bone in terms of the jungle for 2-3 days, now imagine how many corpses could a long time to be on earth without them.

Only for last year in Russia killed about 30 % of the bees because of the emergence of new pesticides.

According to an article published on the website , the main reason for this reduction in the number of insects is the rapid depletion and degradation due to active human use of pesticides and insecticides. A chemical poison and contaminate not only food, but also the soil, causing a reduction in suitable areas for the habitat of most insects.

The Mass destruction of butterflies, beetles, ants , wasps, crickets, dragonflies and even has dire consequences far beyond their own death. Thus, a significant reduction in the total number of birds observed currently in Europe, is directly correlated with a lack of their living prey.

And what they think about you? Can the humanity survive in the present conditions without insects? Share your opinion

Experts say that once the industrial era has its rights and started to be active about 200 years ago to have been extinct for about 5-10 % of all insect species. Such a rapid destruction of nature can lead to disastrous consequences for all mankind, directly it can.

According to some reports, the total biomass of insects have fallen on average by 70% compared to 1994

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