The ‘insect apocalypse’ is more complicated than it sounds

Freshwater arthropods trended upward, while terrestrial ones declined, decades of data suggest

water strider

A new look at the so-called “insect apocalypse” finds a mix of local trends, including an uptick in the abundance of some freshwater insects like this water strider in North America.

Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University/ (CC BY 4.0)

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