Even with this shocking rate of insect losses, they are, by far, the most abundant and varied of animals - outweighing the Earth's human population by 17 times over.
The majority of creatures that live on land are insects and they perform a number of roles which benefit other species, including humans.
The main driver behind the decline, they found, was habitat loss due to intensive agriculture and urbanisation.
A leading Norfolk farming conservationist said farmers were already at the forefront of finding ways to reverse the decline of insects and wildlife - but all parts of society needed to work together to find solutions rather than "naming and shaming" individual sectors.
"Because insects constitute the world's most abundant and (species-diverse) animal group and provide critical services within ecosystems, such events can not be ignored and should prompt decisive action to avert a catastrophic collapse of nature's ecosystems", they wrote. The scientists reviewed 73 studies from around the world published over the last 13 years to reach their conclusions.
The world's insect population could be entirely erased by the end of the century, according to new research, but which species are most threatened? With many species of birds, reptiles and fish depending on insects as their main food source, it's likely that these species may also be wiped out as a result.
"We estimate the current proportion of insect species in decline - 41 per cent - to be twice as high as that of vertebrates", or animals with a backbone, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo of the University of Sydney and Kris Wyckhuys of the University of Queensland in Australia reported. He said: 'It is very rapid.
Cardi B Deletes Instagram After Defending Grammy Win She also won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media for her hit song Shallow from A Star Is Born . On February 10, Cardi B . made history as the first solo female to take home the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album .
During visit of the Saudi Crown Prince, both sides are ready to sign four memorandums of understanding (MoUs) worth $15 billion. A day earlier, the crown prince's security team arrived in Pakistan ahead of his scheduled visit to the country.
Dortmund boss Lucien Favre bemoaned his team's collapse, saying: "The start of the second half we gave it away". First, it was Sancho, who turned Sanchez inside out with a deft body feint in the first half.
Most recently he worked with TradeTheNews.com, where he provided market analysis on economic data and corporate news. Despite the OPEC cuts and crisis in Venezuela, analysts said global oil markets remain well supplied.
With Jackson on a rookie contract, Baltimore should have some of the most cap space in the league in the coming years. In nine starts with the Ravens a year ago , Flacco had 2,465 passing yards and 12 touchdowns to six interceptions.
The $77 billion high-speed rail line was first approved by voters in 2008, when the projected cost was $33 billion. The current project, as planned, would cost too much and, respectfully, take too long.
Cosby said Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela helped him prepare for this chapter of his life, ' added Wyatt. Cosby's lengthy path to conviction began in 2004 when Constand accused him of sexual assault.
Additionally, those who come can experience connecting with the OnePlus community over 5G at the same booth. The device could be a gaming-oriented phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and an X50 modem.
Apple is reportedly planning a media event at the Steve Jobs Theater on March 25, according to sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, both the New York Times and the Washington Post have rejected deals because the terms are too poor.
More rate cuts could be in store as core inflation eases
Clothing and footwear prices had a small downward pull on inflation with prices falling by 1.3 per cent for the year to January. The food price inflation rate in November had declined to 2.65%. - As petrol and Ofgem cap weigh on main consumer price index .
Fans react to disallowed Ajax goal
One point seemed deserved, but Real substitute Marco Asensio came out in the 87th minute with a fine stretch at the second post. But just before the hour mark Benzema made the breakthrough with his 60th Champions League goal on his 450th Real appearance.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover declared dead
The nostalgia extended across the generations of scientists who have handled the plucky little adventurer. "Rest well, rover. With Spirit and Opportunity now out of action, NASA is left with five spacecraft on or around Mars.
Hungry Polar Bears Invaded a Russian Town
But it is a terrifying sight for residents of an island town in Russian Federation because the bears have invaded their town. The head of the local administration Zhigansha Musin said that the numbers of polar bears were unprecedented.