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Caption for May 2006 Agricultural Research magazine article, "ARS Experts as Firefighters." Entomologist David Nickle, at the ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, is one of the ARS specialists who identifies insects to help ensure safe and timely shipments at various ports of entry.
Caption for June 2002 Agricultural Research magazine article, "It's A Bugs Life: Showcasing the National Entomological Collection." Entomologist David Nickle examines an unidentified thrips species found in a shipment of cut flowers from South Africa and compares it to the image on the screen of a known thrips species. His rapid identification helps to ensure safe and timely shipments at various ports of entry.
Photo by Peggy Greb.
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