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[–]muad_dib[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

This is especially troubling as winged insects often act as excellent bioindicators

[–]knowbodyelse 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

yeah, that's right there at the broad base of the food chain (web). the number of species looks to be about to drop precipitously. we live in interesting times.

[–]heirofleelawrie 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Similar to the canary in the coal mine. This is really sad/disheartening. As well, there was a recent massive penguin starvation due to ice being present in the late season - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41608722

[–]knowbodyelse 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

saw that. the times they are a-changin'