A Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica) is collecting nectar at a purple Lavender (Lavandula) blossom. | Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Getty Images
Animals

Flying Insects Have Decreased in Number by Over 75 Percent in Recent Decades

Entomologists have long suspected that insects have been decreasing in number over the years, but a new study shows the decline's severity.

Published On 10/19/2017
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Malaise trap in a nature protection area in Germany | Hallmann, et al.
European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) feeding | Pierre Dalous, Wikimedia Commons