It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. There is only one insect in Antarctica. It’s called the Belgica Antarctica, the only representative of the Antarctic fauna. Its life must be preserved, as its extinction poses a serious risk to global warming. The insect is small, 6 mm long and represents the largest land animal in Antarctica. Reminiscent of a wingless mosquito.

The characteristic of the insect is its ability to resist in freezing temperatures allowing it to survive all year round. When temperatures get colder, it is enough for the insect to slide just below the snow surface to find more durable conditions. It also has a remarkable capacity from hibernation which also passes from drying. A way to get rid of most liquids and get through the winter unscathed.

Antarctica is undergoing profound changes as a result of the global warming, also in relation to the fauna. The ever-warming climate is putting Belgica’s survival at risk. Scientists are trying to find out if such insects can survive milder winters. It has been proven that the Belgica can show a lower chance of survival and a lower ability to move in milder winters. In addition, a reduced energy storage capacity.

Our results show that a realistic two-degree increase in winter temperature in the microhabitat reduces survival and causes energy shortages, affecting subsequent development and reproduction.


Source: Lega Nerd

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