Posts Tagged: ant
[From the Fall 2018 issue of UC IPM's Green Bulletin newsletter] The dark rover ant (Brachymyrmex patagonicus) is an invasive species which is increasingly being noticed in Southern California. It is a nuisance species that invades structures as both...
Figure 1. Dark rover ant (Credit: Siavash Taravati, UC IPM)
Figure 3. Nine-segmented antenna of dark rover ant (Credit: Alex Wild, Univ. of Texas)
Figure 2. A dark rover ant showing the hidden node on waist, and erect hairs on body. Eyes are relatively large compared to similar species. (Credit: Alex Wild, Univ. of Texas)
Figure 4. Survival (%) of dark rover ants after exposure to several liquid insecticides (a) and bait (b) applications in a laboratory study (6). Products used in this study: a) Termidor SC (fipronil, BASF), Demand CS (lambda-cyhalothrin, Syngenta), Arilon (indoxacarb, Syngenta) b) Maxforce Quantum ant bait (imidacloprid), Intice rover ant bait (sodium tetraborate, Rockwell labs Ltd.), Advion ant gel (indoxacarb, Syngenta) (Miguelena and Baker, 2014).
Finding a tan-colored damselfly in a patch of fading English lavender is like finding a needle in the proverbial haystack. They're so tiny and inconspicuous that they're easy to miss. They're about an inch long and so slender that they look like flying...
Damselfly on a leaf in the late afternoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cluster of red mites on a damselfly in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)