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There are over 1 million identified species of insects and spiders in the world with many more still awaiting discovery.

Insects provide a vastly overlooked - and often times misunderstood - window into our fragile ecosystem that involves the perfect balance of millions of individual components. In many ways, insects allow for our comfortable existence by providing a plethora of benefits including consumable goods, insect population control, and answers to science's lingering questions - understanding insects is a small step to understanding the very world we live in.
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