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ASUHIC to house large collection of Orthoptera

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Earlier this month (December, 2014), ASU’s Hasbrouck Insect Collection received a valuable permanent loan of ca. 11,500 specimens (50 drawers) pertaining to 115 species of Orthoptera – grasshoppers. This valuable contemporary collection was transferred to us from the USDA-PPQ group in Lincoln, Nebraska, through an effort led by Larry Jech and Timothy Miller. The transfer arrangement is part of a collaboration that ASUHIC and the USDA Center for Plant Health Science Technology – Phoenix Lab started in 2014. Our collection will further curate and digitize these specimens to facilitate access by interested parties.

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Parts of the “Nebraska Orthopteran Collection” now housed at ASUHIC.

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