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April 2023 (approx.)

Detailed Description

Mail in deceased butterflies, moths, and skippers and help United States Geological Survey(USGS) scientists establish a Lepidoptera Research Collection (LRC). Specimens will help USGS scientists identify contaminants and environmental factors which may be contributing to the decline of insect populations. Your participation will ensure enough specimens throughout the nation are available to answer research questions. The pilot study for this citizen science invitation includes six states: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Thank you for your consideration in participating!


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