Neonicotinoids linked to wild bee and butterfly declines in UK and US


Two long-term studies were published today showing comprehensive evidence that neonicotinoid use could have long-term effects on populations of non-target insects, especially wild pollinators. The studies look at wild bees in the UK and butterflies in California.

I wrote a piece for The Conversation on why I think these studies are important and how these results relate to Australia.

Read more: Neonicotinoids linked to wild bee and butterfly declines in Europe and US

Also see Jeff Ollerton’s great post on the UK bee study: Bees and pesticides – a major new study just published

© Manu Saunders 2016

4 thoughts on “Neonicotinoids linked to wild bee and butterfly declines in UK and US

  1. charleshamilton78732732 August 17, 2016 / 2:15 PM

    And a good article in The Conversation it was as well.

    Thank you for your research and articles

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  2. jeffollerton August 17, 2016 / 9:01 PM

    Ah, I missed the butterfly study! I’ll update my blog with a link to this.

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