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Decreased wind speeds caused by climate change may affect predatory instincts of insects. Read more here: http://blog.worldweatheronline.com/2014/11/13/climate-change-may-alter-predator-prey-balance/

Decreased wind speeds caused by climate change may affect predatory instincts of insects. Read more here: http://blog.worldweatheronline.com/2014/11/13/climate-change-may-alter-predator-prey-balance/

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Climate change may alter predator-prey balance

  1. 1. Climate change may alter predator-prey balance www.worldweatheronline.com
  2. 2. What’s this about? Dwindling wind speed caused by climate change may affect the ability of some insects, including ladybirds, to capture their prey in their natural habitat. But for once, the consequences of global warming may not be all bad. www.worldweatheronline.com
  3. 3. What is happening to the wind? Researchers found that as the Earth’s poles are warming faster than the equator, they have lowered the temperature difference allowing the formation of winds. Human structures, such as skyscrapers, are also acting as obstructions due to which the wind speeds are decreasing. www.worldweatheronline.com
  4. 4. And the ladybirds? Ladybirds are considered useful insects because they feed on aphids, including the major soybean plant pest, the soybean aphid. Lab trials showed how if the plant is moving, it takes the insect predators four times as long to start eating and eats less than half as many aphids in an hour. www.worldweatheronline.com
  5. 5. What does this mean? The study has exposed how slower natural wind speeds could reduce the amount of pesticide required to prevent aphids from wrecking harvests. There is no evidence as to what other close predator-prey relationships could be affected as of yet. www.worldweatheronline.com
  6. 6. To find out more about why not read the whole article, click the link below: Climate change may alter predator-prey balance www.worldweatheronline.com

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