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Moths! Moths! Moths! Can You Identify Your Moths?

This moth is the Tobacco Budworm (as identified by Lepitopteran Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology) It's  shown here on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you have this significant garden pest--a caterpillar eating your cabbage, lettuce, tomato, squash, geraniums and...

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

It's Bugged! And You Won't Want to Miss It!

Gloria Gonzalez hangs a needlepoint fan, the work of Laura Ryan of Benicia. Note the blue butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's bugged. Yes, bugged. And you won't want to miss it. If you head over to the 69th annual Solano County Fair, 900...

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Proof of Life

A monarch caterpillar summits a milkweed, Asciepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes caregivers, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and neighbors, take photos of babies to show "proof of...

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Bully in the Bee Garden

Male European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum)targets a female Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) on a bluebeard (Caryopteris). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He's the bully in the bee garden. If you've ever watched the male European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) patrolling...

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:52 PM

The UC Davis Version of 'The Splash Brothers'

It was “fun in the sun” at the 13th annual Bruce Hammock Lab Water Balloon Battle. From left are Todd Harris and Sing Lee, assistant project scientists; graduate student Alifia Merchant who just received her master's degree in agriculture and environmental chemistry, and research scientist Christophe Morisseau, who coordinated the event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What do UC Davis entomologists and other scientists do for fun and camaraderie after working hard 52 weeks of the...

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:57 PM

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