Problem

Threatened species of Insecta


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Endangered species of insects
Insects under threat of extinction
Nature:

The special function of many species in the stability of the ecosystem is not well known, nor is it known how many insect species are endangered by man's impact on the natural environment. Estimates of the number of species of insects vary from 700,000 to 2 million. They represent about 80% of known animal life and are very widespread and adaptable. In the temperate zone for example, an average acre of soil may have over 4 million insects. Only a few thousand species are such as to affect man's activities in a manner which requires some form of control measures.

Incidence:

A well-documented German study, released in the journal PLOS One in 2017, revealed  that in the last 27 years, the flying insect biomass measured in protected German nature reserves declined an average of 76%, with an 82% drop during the midsummer season, when insect populations should be thriving. Another study found that Germany experienced a 15% drop in its bird population over the last decade. Clearly, an insect collapse also affects the birds who feed on them.

 

Claim:

Increasing habitat destruction is undoubtedly the most significant threat to many species of insects and results from forestry, agriculture, and industrial, urban and recreational development. The point has been reached where a code for collecting should be considered in the interests of conservation of the insect fauna.

Narrower Problems:
Threatened species of Thrips
Threatened species of Protura
Extinct species of Miomoptera
Threatened species of Diptera
Threatened species of Diplura
Threatened species of Odonata
Threatened species of Anoplura
Extinct species of Titanoptera
Extinct species of Protodonata
Threatened species of Isoptera
Threatened species of Thysanura
Threatened species of Mecoptera
Extinct species of Archaeoptera
Threatened species of Hemiptera
Extinct species of Caloneurodea
Threatened species of Zoraptera
Threatened species of Psocoptera
Extinct species of Perielytrodea
Threatened species of Embioptera
Threatened species of Plecoptera
Threatened species of Mallophaga
Extinct species of Megasecoptera
Threatened species of Dermaptera
Threatened species of Collembola
Threatened species of Brachycera
Threatened species of Coleoptera
Threatened species of Nematocera
Threatened species of Orthoptera
Threatened species of Neuroptera
Threatened species of Megaloptera
Extinct species of Glosselytrodea
Threatened species of Dictyoptera
Extinct species of Protorthoptera
Threatened species of Lepidoptera
Threatened species of Trichoptera
Threatened species of Siphonaptera
Threatened species of Cyclorrhapha
Threatened species of Orthorrhapha
Extinct species of Protelytroptera
Threatened species of Strepsiptera
Threatened species of Phasmatoptera
Threatened species of Raphidioptera
Threatened species of Ephemeroptera
Threatened species of Hymenopterans
Extinct species of Diaphanopterodea
Extinct species of Palaeodictyoptera
Threatened species of Grylloblattodea
Reduces:
Insect pests
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
14.05.2019 – 18:48 CEST