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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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In May 2008, postal workers in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, heard noises coming from inside a package. Pictured are just some of the foreign beetles that were found alive inside that package. By using the collections maintained by ARS’s Systematic Entomology Laboratory, scientists were able to confirm the identities of the beetles, which included species native to Asia, Australia, Central and South America, and Papua New Guinea—but not to the United States.


Photo by Stephen Ausmus.

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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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