Quote of the week

“Caterpillars are important herbivores as well as a food source for small mammals and birds,” biologist Matthew Forister said. “They play a significant role in an ecosystem. Butterflies are used as indicators of the health of the environment worldwide. What’s happening here is a globally recognized pattern, though this study is unique in representing North America.”

– quoted by media on the effect of climate change on lepidopteran species

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