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Insects are disappearing in India, and we don’t even have data

Updated : June 14, 2019 05:52 PM IST

According to scientists, 40 percent of insect species are likely to become extinct globally in the coming years. Indian entomologists agree that India is already witnessing a slump in insect numbers.
Pollination, biological control, food provisioning, recycling organic matter, producing honey, silk, lac, medicines and food are just some of the reasons why we need insects.
Scientists rue the lack of adequate information and documentation on insects in India. The Fauna of British India (FBI), published in the early 20th century, is the only comprehensive document on Indian insects till date.
Insects are disappearing in India, and we don’t even have data

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