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Fireflies Face Extinction Threat Due To Pesticides, Habitat Loss, And Light Pollution
According to survey respondents, habitat loss is the most most critical threat to firefly survival, followed by light pollution and pesticide use. Some fireflies get hit especially hard when their habitat disappears because they need special conditions to complete their life cycle. Image: Jason Steel - www.jason-steel.co.ukOne surprising result that emerged from the survey was their naming light pollution as the second most serious threat. Switching to LEDs is better for climate change but not light pollution, and since environmentalists have driven astronomy out of the U.S. mainland, those limits on limit pollution have now gone unchecked. Otherwise it is just anecdotal reports which suggest that many other firefly species across a wide range of habitats have also suffered recent declines.
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