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You Can Take That to the Bank!

Sunflower bees, Svastra obliqua expurgata, flying to a nesting area in downtown Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're good bees. You can take that to the bank! The excitement began...

Sunflower bees, Svastra obliqua expurgata, flying to a nesting area in downtown Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sunflower bees, Svastra obliqua expurgata, flying to a nesting area in downtown Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sunflower bees, Svastra obliqua expurgata, flying to a nesting area in downtown Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sunflower bee delivering pollen to its nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sunflower bee delivering pollen to its nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sunflower bee delivering pollen to its nest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing sunflower bee making a deposit near a Davis bank. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pollen-packing sunflower bee making a deposit near a Davis bank. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pollen-packing sunflower bee making a deposit near a Davis bank. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lindsey Hack (left) and  Allie Margulies of the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis, photographing the sunflower bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lindsey Hack (left) and Allie Margulies of the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis, photographing the sunflower bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lindsey Hack (left) and Allie Margulies of the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis, photographing the sunflower bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

People make deposits in this bank, but sunflower bees are making deposits near the bank (left, in the wood chip mulch, circled here by yellow caution tape). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
People make deposits in this bank, but sunflower bees are making deposits near the bank (left, in the wood chip mulch, circled here by yellow caution tape). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

People make deposits in this bank, but sunflower bees are making deposits near the bank (left, in the wood chip mulch, circled here by yellow caution tape). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:08 PM

Keep Your 'Girls' Out of California Buckeye

A bee forages on California buckeye in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeepers don't like their "girls" foraging in California buckeye...

A bee forages on California buckeye in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee forages on California buckeye in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee forages on California buckeye in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California buckeye is poisonous to bees and can result in dying brood, or misshapen brood. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California buckeye is poisonous to bees and can result in dying brood, or misshapen brood. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California buckeye is poisonous to bees and can result in dying brood, or misshapen brood. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A California buckeye blooming on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A California buckeye blooming on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A California buckeye blooming on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 6:02 PM

The Butterfly and the Stink Bug

Papilio rutulus, lands on a butterfly bush. Note the stink bug on top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's sort of like "The Beauty and the Beast." Or "The Pollinator and the...

Papilio rutulus, lands on a butterfly bush. Note the stink bug on top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Papilio rutulus, lands on a butterfly bush. Note the stink bug on top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, lands on a butterfly bush. Note the stink bug on top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail quickly jerks back as it spots the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western tiger swallowtail quickly jerks back as it spots the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western tiger swallowtail quickly jerks back as it spots the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! A sip of a nectar and a view of the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oops! A sip of a nectar and a view of the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oops! A sip of a nectar and a view of the stink bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 6:34 PM

Mighty Mites!

Water mites on a damselfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas, taken with a Canon Elph)

If you've ever been "up close and personal" to a damselfly, you might have...

Water mites on a damselfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas, taken with a Canon Elph)
Water mites on a damselfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas, taken with a Canon Elph)

Water mites on a damselfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas, taken with a Canon Elph)

This image shows a damselfly with water mites on its thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image shows a damselfly with water mites on its thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows a damselfly with water mites on its thorax. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 5:36 PM

Now Hiring: UC IPM Editor

Pest Notes

Come be a part of a great team! UC IPM is hiring for an Editor to work...

Posted on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 10:15 PM

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