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Agent of SWAT: Staff Sgt. Cole Optera

Staff Sgt. Cole "Firefly" Optera is a lightning bug. He can communicate with other lightning bugs though a system of flashes. He protects gardens by feeding off larvae, snails, slugs and earthworms!

The Special Winged Action Team, or SWAT, is our band of bug ambassadors who want to educate YOU about bugs during Bug Week!

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  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week: Dollars and Sense When it comes to insect-borne disease, prevention is critical for force health, mission readiness, and lethality! ...

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  • Link to Infographic: Agent of SWAT: 1st Lt. Kirbee Clover 1st Lt. Kirbee Clover is a worker bee. She can fly up to 12 miles per hour. The hairs on the back of her head and legs ...
  • Link to Infographic: Agent of SWAT: Major Lee A. Pest Maj. Lee A. Pest is an Army Ant. He makes temporary nests with his fellow ants by interlocking their legs and jaws. Maj. ...
  • Link to Infographic: Agent of SWAT: Lance Cpl. Mel Aria Lance Cpl. Mel Aria is the "bad boy" of the bunch. As a mosquito, he's often misunderstood. While its true, mosquitos are ...
  • Link to Infographic: Agent of SWAT: Senior Airman Polly Nater Senior Airman Polly Nater is a lady bug. She can smell through her feet and antennae. She can help control garden pests ...
  • Link to Infographic: Agent of SWAT: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeri Strider Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeri Strider is a water strider. She has water repellent legs that allow her to walk on water. ...
  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week Give your Facebook page a Bug Week spin June 10-17, 2023. Swap out your cover photo with this custom banner.
  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week June 10-17 This screensaver can run on your facility's computer and/or television screens during the week. Contact your local IT ...
  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week This screensaver can run on your facility's computer and/or television screens during the week. Contact your local IT ...
  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week Use this graphic on your social platforms to help us kick of Bug Week. Join the fun! We suggesting posting before June 10 ...
  • Link to Infographic: Bug Week Give your Twitter page a Bug Week spin June 10-17, 2023. Swap out your cover photo with this custom banner.
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Last Updated: September 06, 2023
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