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There are about a million trillion insects alive at any moment.

They are responsible for most pollination and are vital for the global circulation of materials and energy through all the land environments.

If insects were to disappear, land ecosystems would collapse.

If humans were to disappear, ecosystems would return in a few centuries to near their original healthy condition.

 

Edward O. Wilson of Harvard

 

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