IMAGES: Insects, Insects, Everywhere

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Science  15 Nov 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5597, pp. 1305
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5597.1305a

The Bugwood Network, a Web clearinghouse for information about forestry, entomology, forest health, and invasive species, has grown a new wing. Last month, it added its fourth image archive, packed with more than 5400 insect images. The high-resolution digital pictures—such as that of the redheaded pine sawfly, a forest pest—are freely available for educational or nonprofit use. Each image includes taxonomic information, life history stage, and a description of whether the insect is native, invasive, or used for biological control. The insect archive joins existing forestry, invasive species, and agricultural image libraries. The Bugwood Network is a collaborative effort between the University of Georgia, Athens, and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation (Science, 7 September 2001, p. 1735).

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