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It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

The Doctor Is In: 'Bug Me'

Bug Doctor Brendon Boudinot answers a question from Lilliana Phillips, 5, of Carmichael, as her father, William Phillips, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The handwritten sign at the "Bug Doctor" booth at Briggs Hall during the 104th annual UC Davis Picnic Day read "Bug Me with Questions." And attendees did. They asked questions, expressed concerns, and offered comments. Members of the UC Davis...

Just Buggin' You at UC Davis PIcnic Day

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Let's do the alliteration: Bugs at Briggs and bugs at the Bohart. That's what's on tap on Saturday, April 21 during the 104th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, when faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students in the Department...

And Along Came a Spider

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been checking out the honey bees foraging on the almonds lately--in between the rains--you might see other critters as well. Like a winter ant. Or a jumping spider. This winter ant, Prenolepis imparis (as identified by ant specialist Brendon...

Behold, the Big-Eyed Ant (And Brendon Boudinot Will Talk About It)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

It's not just about the sting or those big eyes. Ant specialists and other researchers also hone in on big-eyed ants for their relationships with plants. Those attending a UC Davis seminar this week on big ants will learn all about them, including the...

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