The Impending Extinction of Natural History

Imagine you are a naturalist with a liking for insects. You are interested in how insects make a living, in how they are fit for survival. You marvel at how protected they are as adults, when they are able to fly. And you think of how helpless they are as eggs and pupae, when they are stuck in place, unable to take evasive action. True, pupae are sometimes enclosed in protective cocoons, or hidden in dugouts in the soil, but some live out in the open, where they are exposed to a world of