Have you ever thought about the meaning of life of an ordinary mosquito? Or perhaps butterflies? Scientists believe that despite their seemingly meaningless existence, insects are a vital link in the chain of life not only human but all life on our planet. According to experts, about 1 million species of animals and plants are already on the verge of extinction, and half of them are insects, the loss of which could have disastrous consequences for the flora and fauna of our planet.
Why we need insects?
Despite all the “careless existence” of a butterfly or a mosquito terrorizing us summer nights, their mere existence in nature can be a vital component for human survival on a blue planet. At school you might know that one of the most important and necessary functions performed by insectsis pollination. Since the planet is inhabited by about 80% of the plants in need of pollination by other living organisms, insects can easily take on this task. Many types of vegetables and fruits simply would not exist if insects became extinct.
In addition to performing its main task, a number of insects involved in decomposition processes, converting like leaves and trees in the forest, and the bodies of dead animals. Insects use them in the remaining nutrients, and then return them to the wild.
In other words, if in the modern world of insects, the human race would have faced not only hunger, but would have to come up with the technology for mass processing of corpses. So, due to the lack of many common organisms-the decomposers, the bodies of the dead animals would remain for a long time not decomposed. For example, the body of a dead elephant insects can “spread” to the bone in terms of the jungle for 2-3 days, now imagine how many corpses could a long time to be on earth without them…
According to an article published on the website Sciencealert.comthe main reason for this reduction in the number of insects is the rapid depletion and degradation of the habitats of insects due to the active human use of pesticides and insecticides. A chemical poison and contaminate not only food, but also the soil, causing a reduction in suitable areas for the habitat of most insects.
The mass destruction of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, crickets, dragonflies and even the flies have dire consequences far beyond their own death. Thus, a significant reduction in the total number of birds observed currently in Europe, is directly correlated with a lack of their living prey.