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Alison Coomer's Video on Root-Knot Nematodes Makes the World Finals

Alison Coomer, a second-year doctoral student in the lab of nematologist Shahid Siddique of...

This is the solo slide that UC Davis graduate student/nematologist Alison Coomer presented.
This is the solo slide that UC Davis graduate student/nematologist Alison Coomer presented.

This is the solo slide that UC Davis graduate student/nematologist Alison Coomer presented.

Posted on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Cactus from the Rainforest: Christmas Cactus

Imagine a mountainous and remote rainforest along the ocean coast. Whisps of fog drift through the...

Posted on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Thank the Squash Bee for That Pumpkin Pie

"Hey, there, pumpkin, how big of a piece of pumpkin pie do you want?" If you've ever been asked...

The squash bee,  Peponapis pruinosa, is a specialist that pollinates only the cucurbits or squash family, Cucurbitaceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, is a specialist that pollinates only the cucurbits or squash family, Cucurbitaceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, is a specialist that pollinates only the cucurbits or squash family, Cucurbitaceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee. Native to North America, it pollinates cucurbit blossoms early in the morning. The blossoms usually close around noon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a squash bee. Native to North America, it pollinates cucurbit blossoms early in the morning. The blossoms usually close around noon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee. Native to North America, it pollinates cucurbit blossoms early in the morning. The blossoms usually close around noon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9:24 AM

'Garden Allies': Everything in Your Garden Has a Place

Don't ask if the insects you find in your garden are "good bugs or bad bugs." Everything in your...

A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a
A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Bohart Museum Butterfly Donor Chuck Hageman Leaves a Lasting Legacy

When the Northern California Lepidopterists met in February of 2019 at the Bohart Museum...

Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows visitors some of the butterfly specimens. The  worldwide Lepidoptera collection now totals more than 500,000. One of the most recent donors was the late Charles Hageman of Yuba City (1945-2021). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows visitors some of the butterfly specimens. The worldwide Lepidoptera collection now totals more than 500,000. One of the most recent donors was the late Charles Hageman of Yuba City (1945-2021). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows visitors some of the butterfly specimens. The worldwide Lepidoptera collection now totals more than 500,000. One of the most recent donors was the late Charles Hageman of Yuba City (1945-2021). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 4:06 PM

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