Fascinating, though to put this in some perspective, according to Entomology and Pest Management, there’s an average of 400 million insects per acre of land. And the United States alone is home to some 400 pounds of insect biomass per acre, compared with our 14 pounds of flesh and bone per acre. Another amazing statistic is that in the Brazilian Amazon, just the ants outweigh the total biomass of all vertebrates by four to one. So based solely on numbers and biomass, insects are actually the most successful animals on earth!
Or as they write in their introduction, “the fact is, today’s human population is adrift in a sea of insects”!