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More and more butterflies are threatened with extinction all over the world. Researchers have now warned of this danger.
Man Is Also To Blame
Do you know how many species of butterflies there are? Around the world, there are about 160,000 different species of these cute butterflies. Germany alone is home to around 3,700 species. But researchers have now warned that more and more of these species are becoming extinct and very soon there may be far fewer. Humans are also largely to blame for this.
Destruction Of The Butterflies’ Habitat
The reason for the extinction is that man is destroying more and more the habitat of butterflies. It is important for the survival of these animals that there are certain plants. You know, butterflies, for example, feed on the nectar of flowers, and the females need the plants to lay their eggs there for their young. But they are finding less and less of these plants. So flower meadows, which are important for the survival of butterflies, are simply turned into fields where grain or other things are then grown. Therefore, the researchers have now also pointed out that we need to do more for the different butterfly species again.
Explanation Of The Difficult Words
The Butterflies or butterflies, with nearly 160,000 described species in about 130 families and 46 superfamilies, form the second richest insect order in terms of species after beetles. Butterflies are distributed on all continents except Antarctica.