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Christian Nansen: An Entomologist on the Move

UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen in his greenhouse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Christian Nansen is an entomologist on the move. Devoted to research, teaching and public service, he'll speak next week on “Urban Food...

UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen in his greenhouse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen in his greenhouse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian Nansen in his greenhouse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock: From Butterflies to Alzheimer's

Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

We remember hearing Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, present a seminar on ...

Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley)
Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

Window of opportunity? A monarch roosts on a clothesline in front of a cottage window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley)

Posted on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:56 PM

From Honey Bees to Flower Thrips to Asian Longhorned Beetles

Honey bees will be one of the topics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter seminars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

From honey bees to flower thrips to Asian longhorned beetles... From a beneficial insect to pests... It's good to see the wide diversity of topics...

Honey bees will be one of the topics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter seminars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees will be one of the topics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter seminars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees will be one of the topics of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter seminars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a western flower thrips, the topic of Professor Diane Ullman's seminar on Jan. 18. She'll discuss
This is a western flower thrips, the topic of Professor Diane Ullman's seminar on Jan. 18. She'll discuss "Journey into the Microcosm: A Closer Look at the Western Flower thrips." (Photo by Jack Kelly Clark, UC ANR)

This is a western flower thrips, the topic of Professor Diane Ullman's seminar on Jan. 18. She'll discuss "Journey into the Microcosm: A Closer Look at the Western Flower thrips." (Photo by Jack Kelly Clark, UC ANR)

Posted on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Carpenter Bee: Beneficial Insect or Pest?

A female mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, pierces the corolla of salvia to rob the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's face it--some folks are not fond of carpenter bees. Honey bees, yes! Bumble bees, yes! Carpenter bees, uhh, not so much. Ever seen carpenter...

A female mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, pierces the corolla of salvia to rob the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, pierces the corolla of salvia to rob the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, pierces the corolla of salvia to rob the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex,  heads for bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, heads for bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, heads for bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A familiar sight: a female Valley carpenter bee, covered with pollen and nectaring on a passion flower. The female is solid black, while the male of this species is a green-eyed blond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A familiar sight: a female Valley carpenter bee, covered with pollen and nectaring on a passion flower. The female is solid black, while the male of this species is a green-eyed blond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A familiar sight: a female Valley carpenter bee, covered with pollen and nectaring on a passion flower. The female is solid black, while the male of this species is a green-eyed blond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xyclopa varipuncta, pierces the corolla of a foothill Penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male Valley carpenter bee, Xyclopa varipuncta, pierces the corolla of a foothill Penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xyclopa varipuncta, pierces the corolla of a foothill Penstemon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female carpenter bees, Xyclopa variuncta, often drill holes in limbs of dead trees to build their nests. This find, from Davis naturalist/photographer Allan Jones, shows a male wintering inside one of the holes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female carpenter bees, Xyclopa variuncta, often drill holes in limbs of dead trees to build their nests. This find, from Davis naturalist/photographer Allan Jones, shows a male wintering inside one of the holes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female carpenter bees, Xyclopa variuncta, often drill holes in limbs of dead trees to build their nests. This find, from Davis naturalist/photographer Allan Jones, shows a male wintering inside one of the holes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Learn About Native Bees from Robbin Thorp

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you want to learn about native bees, the place to "bee" on Saturday, Jan. 7 is the Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Road,...

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski, exits a foxglove. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:14 PM

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