alfalfa insect

A juvenile grasshopper sits on an a alfalfa plant in Wellsville on Wednesday.

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Researchers from Utah State University’s biology department and ecology center are inviting science enthusiasts of all ages to contribute data to a research project examining the interactions of various insects with alfalfa plants.

USU Biology Lecturer and Lab Coordinator Lauren Lucas and Assistant Professor Zach Gompert are asking community members to take photos of insects on alfalfa plants and upload them to the “Bugs on Alfalfa” iNaturalist page as part of the citizen science project.

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