Inventory of Moths

Biodiversity in the Andes: Teaming up international colleagues, an entomologist of Jena University identifies nearly 2,000 geometrid moth species in the South-American Andes The rain forests in the mountains of the tropical Andes are amongst the… From: www.innovations-report.com

GR:  Yes!  We need more work like this.  And we need repeated surveys to show when species are having trouble.
Biologists estimate that only about 10% of all moth species have been identified.  Nighttime pollinators as sensitive to pesticides as their daytime counterparts, the butterflies, these innocent creatures could be going extinct faster than we are finding them.  We, the only species capable of caring for the others, might never know how many moths there were before the current mass extinction.

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