TIL the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds developed a ‘splatometer’ for insect analysis. Which is a post card-sized piece of plastic attached to a car that catches bugs as one drives. by whatilearned May 13, 2022, 3:04 pm Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3032476.stm What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote analysisattachedbirdsbugscarcardsizedcatchesdevelopeddrivesinsectpieceplasticpostProtectionroyalsocietysplatometerTILToday I learned See more Previous article I stole an entire Atlantic Article and posted it here, fuck you paywalls. Next article You can ban one thing in this world. What are you banning? 3 Comments Leave a Reply Yeah, this is a really useful tool and has alarmingly shown that insect abundance at various places in Europe has plunged by up to 80% in two decades. Log in to Reply I just like the simplicity of this idea. People have cars and cars get splattered with bugs. We need to count bugs. Therefore we can just count the splattered bug on cars. Log in to Reply Oh yeah when we used to have so many insects they bumped into cars. Before they all died from pollution … Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.