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Southern Arizona entomologists donate bug collection to ASU


TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two southern Arizona entomologists have gifted Arizona State University with some bugs instead of bucks.

The Arizona Daily Star reports ( ) Green Valley husband-wife entomology team of Lois and Charlie O'Brien has donated their collection of 1.25 million insects to the state university. The collection is valued at $12 million.

The O'Brien's won't be shipping their entire collection to Tempe immediately. They say they still have a number of unidentified specimens they need to work with.

The couple is donating their weevils and planthoppers to ASU's...

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