What's Going On? Where are the Bugs?
Well this year, it seems to me, has been a peculiar year. Now I read about climate change and find it most interesting. And it's curious to see the only people with insight on the topic are the politicians (I'm being facetious here. I avoid politics altogether, personally). But I'm not penning these words to discuss just temperature and other such meteorological changes over the centuries--no!
No, I'm writing about what could be a peripheral effect of such changes, namely life-form populations. And I'm not speaking of people or of your typical animals. I'm speaking of the nearly mindless "bug" populations. In particular, lady bugs and stink beetles. Where have they gone?
"Oh where have you gone, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Oh Where have you gone, Charming Billy?"
I would love to see a not-too-technical article on the effect on bug populations of climate change. No, not just the numbers, but reasons. Why does this bug increase and why does that decrease? Are there other changes than mere quantity?
Any takers? And if not, are there any particular bugs or such that you've noticed have been affected?
For instance, I have noticed a decrease in evergreen bagworms at my place. And yellow jacket nests on my property have dropped from six to zero, with the norm being two to three.
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