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National Geographic Magazine
May 2020
Where have all the insects gone?
by National Geographic
Insects are disappearing at alarming rates. And it could be disastrous for the planet.
Photograph by David Liitschwager

If humans were to suddenly disappear, biologist Edward O. Wilson has famously observed, the Earth would “regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed 10,000 years ago.” But “if insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.”

With falling numbers of insects worldwide, this is a scenario many scientists are confronting. This special investigation in National Geographic's May 2020 edition looks at what is being done to understand the insect apocalypse.

Also in this edition of National Geographic:

Autism | The wild land philanthropists | Hubble at 30 | Italy's timeless trails


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