She looked like a ballerina, with her long, thin antennae; slender, delicate body; and...
WHERE'S DINNER?--This green lacewing (Chrysopa spp.) checks out the menu in a UC Davis flower garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Plain as day. And they’re not going away.
The estimated ratio of insects to humans is 200...
THE BEES--Honey bees are the good insects. Here UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey looks at a healthy frame of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THE APHIDS--Aphids are crop pests. Their reproductive capabilities are immense. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THE MOSQUITOES--Mosquitoes that transmit diseases, such as malaria and West Nile virus, can kill us. Entomology graduate student Tara Thiemann is studying Culex mosquitoes. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Call them plant lice. Call them plant suckers. Call them aphids.
The tiny, soft-bodied insects with pear-shaped bodies form denses colonies on...
Aphids on Gaura
APHIDS ON GAURA--These aphids are feasting on a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)