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Exterior view of a red brick seven-story building and the street in front of it, where a circular garden sits with various plants and trees. The picture was taken on a sunny day, as man pedestrians traverse the sidewalk in front of the building, and a car can be seen behind the garden, as well as a motor scooter to the right of the garden.

City insects need native plants just like country insects do. A new study, conducted in a small greenspace in Melbourne, Australia (shown here), found that an increase in the diversity and complexity of plant communities leads to a large increase in insect biodiversity, a greater probability of attracting insects, and a higher number of ecological interactions between plants and insects. (Photo by Mata, et al, CC BY 4.0)

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