Collect butterflies, moths for science


The USGS wants you to send them dead moths and butterflies. Citizens in six mid-U.S. states are being asked to mail in deceased butterflies, moths and skippers to help U.S. Geological Survey scientists establish a Lepidoptera Research Collection (LRC). The pilot study for this citizen science invitation includes six states: Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

These specimens will help USGS scientists identify contaminants and environmental factors that may be contributing to the decline of insect populations. Citizen participation will ensure enough specimens througho...

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