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Why Those Multi-Tasking Honey Bees Have Nothing on Amina Harris

A honey bee in flight, as she adjusts her pollen load and cleans her tongue or proboscis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you can't chew gum and walk at the same time, think about the multi-tasking honey bee. Have you ever seen a worker bee engaging in three tasks simultaneously: flying, adjusting her pollen load, and cleaning her tongue? We recently spotted a honey...

Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named Snuggles, guide walking sticks "strolling" on your arm, or cradle a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Or marvel at the display of...

Dealing with Snails and Slugs in the Garden

Immature gray garden slug on strawberries. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Snails and slugs can be destructive pests in gardens and landscapes when they devour entire seedlings or chew holes in leaves, flowers, fruit, and even the bark of plants. Manage these pests by getting rid of their hiding places, setting up traps, or...

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Tags: damage (10), Flint (2), garden (18), landscape (20), Pest Notes (50), pests (47), plants (9), slugs (3), snails (4), UC IPM (152), vegetables (2), Wilen (8)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Matt Forister: Melissa Blue Butterfly and Colonization of Alfalfa

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno,  will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.

Want to learn more about the Melissa blue butterfly and its colonization of alfalfa? UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), will return to UC Davis campus on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss...

Fruit Trees - Thinning Young Fruit

Fruit Trees: Thinning Young Fruit Fruit trees often set more fruit than they can support or develop adequately. Excessive fruit compete with each other for food and remain small. Leaving too much fruit on a tree can also lead to limb breakage. The main...

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 10:04 AM

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