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The Amazing Bee-Parasite Research of Leslie Saul-Gershenz

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Evolutionary ecologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz goes places where many have been but few have ever really seen.  Bees and blister beetles, yes. We...

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.
Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).
Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).

Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Bees, Parasites and Maybe the End?

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Thursday, Nov. 7 promises to be an exciting day for the Northern California Entomology Society--a great presentation by UC Davis evolutionary...

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Phoresy!

Larvae of a blister beetle, Meloe franciscanus, on a digger bee, Habropoda pallida. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)

Phoresy!If that word is not in your everyday vocabulary, just think of a symbiotic relationship where one organism transports another organism of a...

Larvae of a blister beetle, Meloe franciscanus, on a digger bee, Habropoda pallida. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)
Larvae of a blister beetle, Meloe franciscanus, on a digger bee, Habropoda pallida. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)

Larvae of a blister beetle, Meloe franciscanus on a digger bee, Habropoda pallida. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission))

Digger bee, Habropoda pallida, a solitary ground-nesting bee, on Borrego milkvetch. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)
Digger bee, Habropoda pallida, a solitary ground-nesting bee, on Borrego milkvetch. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)

Digger bee, Habropoda pallida, a solitary ground-nesting bee, on Borrego milkvetch. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz, used with permission)

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:49 PM
 
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