Because of the warm weather Kiev was occupied by the invasion of the butterflies

Because of the warm weather Kiev was occupied by the invasion of the butterflies



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Scientists explained the reasons for the emergence of such a large number of insects.

Kiev may 4, observed on the streets a large number of butterflies — conceptof black and red.

Users in social networks started to share photos, interested in the reasons for the emergence of insects in the capital, writes Gromadske.

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The head of the Department of the Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Valeriy Korneev explained that in Kiev there were tens of thousands of butterflies, because 2017 was favorable for this insect, and in the spring of 2018 all individuals almost simultaneously laid eggs.

Caterpillar, which was more than in 2017, has evolved rapidly in may. Their pupae developed more than a week, and after the rain in Kiev on June 2-3 — the butterflies showed up.

At the same time, the scientist noted that overall in Europe and Central Asia entomologists see a catastrophic decline in the numbers of butterflies.

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“Even in Irpen near Kiev, you will not see most of the relatively common species. Because of the unpredictable natural conditions, human impacts, in particular, the use of pesticides, ploughing and burning the grass, they irreversibly reduce their habitats and die,” — said the scientist.

But sancevic black-red is more stable than other types, easily migrates and everywhere can find food.

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