26 May '11, 2am

Biologist Counting How Many Bugs Are Killed by Cars

Entomologists estimate there to be around a quintillion individual insects on the planet -- that's 1 followed by eighteen 0's, by the way -- but what no one really knows is how many of those are killed when our cars smash into them. Sure, it may seem like an odd sort of question, but for one researcher from the Netherlands, the answer could provide important insight into insect population density. So, in hopes of figuring out just how many bugs are killed by vehicles, biologist Arnold van Vliet is seeking a little help from drivers -- by asking them to count the bug corpses on their cars.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/biologist-countin...

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