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Painted Ladies on the Move

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on the move. Have you seen these migratory butterflies, Vanessa cardui, passing through California on their way to the...

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tsetse Flies: Who Knew?

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Did you read the article in today's New York Times about tsetse flies and the scientists who research them? Totally fascinating. Tsetse fly expert...

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly (Glossina morsitans morsitans). (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo in his office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tough Time for Bees

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In February--the afternoon of Feb. 8 to be exact--Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology told us that California...

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of honey bee on an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Why Organic Farmers Love Hover Flies

Hover Fly

“If you were an aphid on a head of lettuce, a hoverfly larva would be a nightmare. They are voracious eaters of aphids. One larva per plant will...

Hover Fly
Hover Fly

HOVER FLY working a flower in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the University of California, Davis. The larvae of hover flies are voracious aphid eaters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of hover fly, also known as a syrphid fly or flower fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 8:12 PM
Tags: flower fly (12), hover fly (19), New York Times (6), syrphid fly (17)

Yes, Indeed, Let's Hear It for the Bees

Honey bee on button willow

Great article in the Tuesday, April 28 edition of  The New York Times on "Let's Hear It for the Bees." And did I mention that the...

Honey bee on button willow
Honey bee on button willow

BUTTON WILLOW--This photo of a honey bee nectaring a button willow appears in the New York Times' article on "Let's Hear It for the Bees" by guest writer Leon Kreitzman. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey on a Yolo County farm tour)

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 6:03 PM
Tags: button willow (2), honey bee (198), New York Times (6)

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