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Insect Investigation

Megan Gaulke, a lab technician at °®°®Ö±²¥'s Department of Entomology'sÌıSoutheastern Regional Screening Center, displaysÌıa small fraction of the nearly 18,000 yearly sampled invasive species of insects she and fellow team members have sampled across 13 U.S. states.
Photo by Grace Cockrell

June 26, 2023

Megan Gaulke, an °®°®Ö±²¥ lab technician in the , displaysÌıa sample of the nearly 18,000 yearly invasive species of insects she and other lab employees have gathered across 13 U.S. states. The SRSC, housed in °®°®Ö±²¥â€™s Department of , serves as the first line of defense against the rising threat these insects pose on the economic and agricultural systems of Mississippi. Funded by the USDA, SRSC partners include the USDA’s APHIS-PPQ program and universities in the 13 states.

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