Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate

  • Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate

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    June 10, 2021 at 5:21 PM
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    Climate change exerts great pressure for change on species and biodiversity. A recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Environment Institute indicates that the few moth and butterfly species (Lepidoptera) capable of adjusting to a changing climate by advancing their flight period and moving further north have fared the best in Finland. In contrast, roughly 40% of Lepidoptera species have not been able to respond in either way, seeing their populations decline.

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