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Bumble Bee Mellowing Out on the Mallow

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nice to see you! That's how we greeted our very last bumble bee of 2016. The yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, apparently came out of hibernation and started nectaring on mallow Nov. 14 at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. We were...

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It looks like...it is! A yellow-faced bumble bee,Bombus vosnesenski, seeking nectar from a mallow blossom at the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, sipping nectar on mallow on Nov. 14 in Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of yellow-faced bumble bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those Beautiful 'Cats

A monarch caterpillar outlined against the blue sky in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Late bloomers. Late eaters. Monarch butterflies are migrating now, but we're still finding a few caterpillars in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. We recently plucked off five caterpillars from our milkweed plants (our game plan is protect...

A monarch caterpillar outlined against the blue sky in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar outlined against the blue sky in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar outlined against the blue sky in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar making the most of it on a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar making the most of it on a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar making the most of it on a broadleaf milkweed, Asclepias speciosa, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some of the monarch caterpillars are darker than others. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some of the monarch caterpillars are darker than others. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some of the monarch caterpillars are darker than others. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Ever Seen a Pink Praying Mantis?

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

Have you ever seen a pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica? No? Now you have. Adrienne Austin-Shapiro of Davis yesterday spotted this pink praying mantis (below) on the second-floor wooden planking above Blondie's Pizza, 4th and G streets,...

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.
Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM

How an Entomologist Switched from Insects to Humans to Target Chronic Pain

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office at Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

He went from researching pest insects to targeting chronic pain in humankind. He went from discovering a compound that alleviates pain (tested successfully on rodents, cats, dogs and horses) to forming a company EicOsis (pronounced eye-co-sis) to...

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office at Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office at Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Distinguished professor Bruce Hammock in his office at Briggs Hall, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Tags: Bruce Hammock (47), Davis (11), diabetes (1), EcicOsis (1), entomologiy (1), neuropathic pain (2), UC Davis (169)

Exciting job opportunity: Urban IPM Educator

Lady beetle feeding on an aphid

The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring an Urban IPM Educator to assist with extending pest management information to a variety of urban audiences. This exciting position is perfect for anyone interested in pests, horticulture, teaching, and educating....

Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Tags: Davis (11), employment (1), IPM (57), jobs (3), pest (74)

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