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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) training specialist and Project Team Leader Monica Errico rewards Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Detector Dog Merlin for his successful detection of beetle “frass” or excrement in Worcester, MA on Aug. 1, 2012. The ALB is an invasive insect that is killing trees in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Four dogs are currently being trained to recognize beetle “frass” that the beetle leaves behind. This study is part of an important mission to protect neighborhood trees and this country’s valuable forest resources from this harmful pest. USDA photo by Anson Eaglin.
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