Are there any endangered insects?
Do you really care?
If it didn’t affect the food chain or cause some other environmental catastrophe, would you really miss insects?
People are always spraying, trapping, squishing, and zapping insects … if they aren’t screaming, waving arms, and slapping at them.
It’s like they don’t really like them all that much.
My heart flutters a bit thinking about a butterfly free world and my eyes dim a little imagining no fireflies, but I’d get over it and move on probably … smelling of something other than DEET .
Humans are pretty good at wiping out the big things on this planet, but we just don’t pay enough attention to the little things … luckily.
note: there don’t seem to be too many proud insectitarians out there.
double note: In Japan some people eat inago (grasshopper): they are quite tasty actually (seriously).
Cook them in a pot with soy sauce and sugar. It’s a nice side dish to spice up your rice! Yum!
Check them out here … along with a bunch of other stuff some people supposedly eat over here. (not for the weak stomach crowd … you’ve been warned)