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Early Birds? No, Early Butterflies!

Early butterfly: This Umber Skipper, Poanes melane, was photographed in Vacaville, Calif. on March 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meanwhile, in between social distancing, what's happening in the world of insects? We were surprised to see a skipper butterfly today (March 25)...

Early butterfly: This Umber Skipper, Poanes melane, was photographed in Vacaville, Calif. on March 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Early butterfly: This Umber Skipper, Poanes melane, was photographed in Vacaville, Calif. on March 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Early butterfly: This Umber Skipper, Poanes melane, was photographed in Vacaville, Calif. on March 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, foraged March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The plant: Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei). (Photo by Allan Jones)
This Anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, foraged March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The plant: Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei). (Photo by Allan Jones)

This Anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon, foraged March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The plant: Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei). (Photo by Allan Jones)

Side view of Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon), nectaring on Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei) on March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.  (Photo by Allan Jones)
Side view of Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon), nectaring on Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei) on March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Side view of Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon), nectaring on Brandeegee sage (Salvia brandegeei) on March 21 in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2:37 PM

A Painted Lady and an Ice Plant

A Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) flutters on ice plant in West Vacaville on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're sheltering in, you can still take the dog for a walk--and look for insects. We spotted this Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui)...

A Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) flutters on ice plant in West Vacaville on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) flutters on ice plant in West Vacaville on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) flutters on ice plant in West Vacaville on March 20, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 4:39 PM

California's Almond Pollination Season: Just Buzzin'

A honey bee pollinating an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you hear that buzz in California's almond orchards? It takes about two colonies per acre to pollinate California's 1.2 million acres of almonds....

A honey bee pollinating an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond tree on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up over and around...a honey bee circles an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Up over and around...a honey bee circles an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up over and around...a honey bee circles an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A honey bee foraging on an almond blossom on an older tree on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bottoms up! A honey bee foraging on an almond blossom on an older tree on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bottoms up! A honey bee foraging on an almond blossom on an older tree on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, You Can Attend the 'Saving a Bug's Life' Symposium

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, you can. If you've been wondering if there's still room for you at the innovative UC Davis symposium on "Saving a Bug's Life: Legal...

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes sp., in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, spiked floral purple plant, nectaring on a Salvia indigo spires (Salvia farinacea x S. farinacea) in Sonoma. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martin Hauser: 'The Curious Case of the Stingless Bees of Palo Alto'

Martin Hauser of the California Department of Food and Agriculture will speak on stingless bees of Palo Alto at the Pacific Coast Entomological Society meeting on Feb. 27. Here he introduces Madagascar hissing cockroaches to Bohart Museum of Entomology guests on Feb. 15 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The title is intriguing: "The Curious Case of the Stingless Bees of Palo Alto." Isn't it illegal to import stingless bees in the United States? It...

Martin Hauser of the California Department of Food and Agriculture will speak on stingless bees of Palo Alto at the Pacific Coast Entomological Society meeting on Feb. 27. Here he introduces Madagascar hissing cockroaches to Bohart Museum of Entomology guests on Feb. 15 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Martin Hauser of the California Department of Food and Agriculture will speak on stingless bees of Palo Alto at the Pacific Coast Entomological Society meeting on Feb. 27. Here he introduces Madagascar hissing cockroaches to Bohart Museum of Entomology guests on Feb. 15 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martin Hauser of the California Department of Food and Agriculture will speak on stingless bees of Palo Alto at the Pacific Coast Entomological Society meeting on Feb. 27. Here he introduces Madagascar hissing cockroaches to Bohart Museum of Entomology guests on Feb. 15 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Plebeia sp (Images by Martin Hauser, California Department of Food and Agriculture)
Plebeia sp (Images by Martin Hauser, California Department of Food and Agriculture)

Plebeia sp (Images by Martin Hauser, California Department of Food and Agriculture)

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 4:30 PM

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