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A Big Cheer for a Crab Spider

A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What happened in our pollinator garden on June 3 probably would have promoted a standing ovation from agriculturists who grow cotton, strawberries,...

A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:37 PM
Tags: agriculturists (1), beans (2), beetles (8), berries (3), blanket flower (10), cotton (5), Gaillardia (16), Lygus bug (3), Lygus hesperus (3)

Made for Each Other

Gulf Fritillary touches down on a blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a perfect match when a Gulf Fritillary butterfly touches down on a blanket flower. They're both reddish-orange and showy. Last weekend we...

Gulf Fritillary touches down on a blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary touches down on a blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillary touches down on a blanket flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Getting ready for takeoff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Getting ready for takeoff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Getting ready for takeoff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And away it goes! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And away it goes! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And away it goes! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Why This Is Bee Is Cuckoo

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you visit the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven,  a bee friendly garden on Bee Biology Road at the University of California,...

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male cuckoo bee, Triepeolus concavus, on a blanket flower (Gaillardia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male cuckoo bee sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:40 PM

A Bug-Eat-Bug World

Syrphid fly (right) circles a blanket flower, unaware of the jumping spider.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a bug-eat-bug world out there. Today we watched a syrphid fly, aka "hover fly" and "flower fly," circling a blanket flower (Gaillardia) and...

Syrphid fly (right) circles a blanket flower, unaware of the jumping spider.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid fly (right) circles a blanket flower, unaware of the jumping spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid fly (right) circles a blanket flower, unaware of the jumping spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid fly sipping nectar close to the predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Syrphid fly sipping nectar close to the predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Syrphid fly sipping nectar close to the predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End result--the jumping spider feasting on the syrphid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
End result--the jumping spider feasting on the syrphid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End result--the jumping spider feasting on the syrphid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

So Bee It

Honey bee on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees on blanket flowers (Gaillardia). Honey bees on Mexican sunflowers (Tithonia). The Girls of Autumn....not unlike The Boys of...

Honey bee on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Tags: blanket flower (10), Eric Mussen (266), G.H. Vansell (1), Gaillardia (16), honey bees (364), Robbin Thorp (240), Tithonia (57)

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