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Identifying Water Quality with Insects

Testing pollution levels in natural water bodies can require a considerable amount of gear and instrumentation. However, there is another much simpler solution. Observing the species of insects that live in natural water bodies and identifying them can reveal how polluted that particular water body is. This method of observing pollution in natural water bodies is called bio-monitoring and the particular insect species that help us in determining the approximate pollution levels are called bioindicators. Insects are an intrinsic part...

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