ESA Statement on the Importance of Insect Collections

Annapolis, MD; January 19, 2016 — The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has issued a statement about the value of entomological collections and the need to implement protections for these irreplaceable resources.

Entomological collections help scientists to rapidly identify invasive pests that affect agriculture, forestry, and human and animal health. Invasive insect and mite pests can have tremendous economic impacts (estimated at nearly $33 billion dollars annually in the U.S.).

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Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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