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UC Davis Connections Emerge at Conference in Malayasia

At Sibu: Penny Gullan, emeritus professor, UC Davis; Abu Hassan Ahmad of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang; and Peter Cranston, emeritus professor, UC Davis. Cranston and Gullan now live in Canberra, Australia.

Talk about UC Davis connections! When UC Davis emeriti professors of entomology Peter Cranston and Penny Gullan of Canberra, Australia, attended the International Conference on Natural Resources in the Tropics in late November in Sarawak (Malaysian...

How to Flush Out a Praying Mantis

Praying mantis on a watered tomato plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you want to capture an image of a praying mantis. You have to find one first. Sometimes it's a case of hide 'n seek--it hides, you seek. Mantises, or mantids, are camouflaged. Many camouflaged (cryptic) insects are "sit-and-wait predators," write...

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:29 PM

This Bug's for You

Peter Cranston

Last weekend we spotted a San Francisco-bound car sporting a bumper sticker that read simply:"I brake for bugs." Indeed. Bugs rule. Bugs are cool. Bugs are definitely worth stopping for (especially if it's the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis...

Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Long Awaited: The Insects

Textbook Cover

The Insects are coming. The Insects are coming. That would be the fourth edition of The Insects: An Outline of Entomology,  the newly published work of professors Penny Gullan and Peter Cranston (at right) of the UC Davis Department of...

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Tongue-Tied

Happy puppy

Blue merle mini-Australian shepherds have one. So do honey bees. What? A tongue. For a puppy, the tongue can symbolize pure happiness. For a worker honey bee: a solid work ethic. It's easy to take a photo of a happy puppy with her tongue hanging out,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 6:45 PM
Tags: honey bee (1), Penny Gullan (5), Peter Cranston (6), tongue (1)

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