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Half a million insect species face extinction

Half of the one million animal and plant species on earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance may be catastrophic for human kind, scientists have said in a “warning to humanity.”

ht-school Updated: Feb 13, 2020 13:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Monarch butterfly sucks nectar from a flower
Monarch butterfly sucks nectar from a flower (Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Half of the one million animal and plant species on earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance may be catastrophic for human kind, scientists have said in a “warning to humanity.”