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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...There Must Be a Green Insect Nearby

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When Irish eyes are smiling, it could be... St. Patrick's Day is approaching or A green insect is nearby  If you've ever seen the female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, or the sand wasp, Bembix americana, you can't help but...

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Science of the Monarch Butterfly: For Graduate Students and Citizen Scientists As Well!

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, you can enroll in a newly announced spring quarter course, "The Science of the Monarch Butterfly,"   taught by Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:55 PM

A Gathering of UC Davis Entomologists

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as

It's a gathering of UC Davis entomologists--from students to graduates to faculty to retired faculty. The UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion is set Sunday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 2 at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 2nd St., Davis. Co-chairing the...

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as "The Fly Man of Alcatraz," will be the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Entomology Alumni Dinner on April 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as "The Fly Man of Alcatraz," will be the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Entomology Alumni Dinner on April 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Animal Science Major Ivana Satre Vying for Miss Vietnam Northern California Title

UC Davis student Ivana Trinh Satre is entered in the Miss Vietnam Northern California/Miss Vietnam Sacramento Pageant. (Photo by Lightsmith Studios, LLC)

If you walk into the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you might see UC Davis student Ivana Trinh Satre entering moth data on the LepNet database. It's a database but she also has a fan base. Ivana is entered in...

UC Davis student Ivana Trinh Satre is entered in the Miss Vietnam Northern California/Miss Vietnam Sacramento Pageant. (Photo by Lightsmith Studios, LLC)
UC Davis student Ivana Trinh Satre is entered in the Miss Vietnam Northern California/Miss Vietnam Sacramento Pageant. (Photo by Lightsmith Studios, LLC)

UC Davis student Ivana Trinh Satre is entered in the Miss Vietnam Northern California/Miss Vietnam Sacramento Pageant. (Photo by Lightsmith Studios, LLC)

Ivana Trinh Satre at work in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She enters moth data on the LepNet database. (Photo by Eliza Litsey)
Ivana Trinh Satre at work in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She enters moth data on the LepNet database. (Photo by Eliza Litsey)

Ivana Trinh Satre at work in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She enters moth data on the LepNet database. (Photo by Eliza Litsey)

What a Difference These Four UC Davis Entomologists Are Making!

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They study bees, ants, fruit flies and spider flies. And that's just a small portion of what they do. And what a difference they're making! Four UC Davis entomologists won awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA). They...

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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