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Ever Seen a Wasp Colony in a Frog's Mouth?

In real life, frogs eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and other insects.  But have you ever seen a frog's mouth filled with an entire...

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)
Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 4:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

These Girls Could Make or Break Your Halloween!

This just in for Halloween! Ever seen a false black widow spider? Commonly known as the cupboard spider,  it's a semi-cosmopolitan spider...

This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)
This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)

This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)

This is a female black widow spider (Latrodectus), straddling her egg cases. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a female black widow spider (Latrodectus), straddling her egg cases. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a female black widow spider (Latrodectus), straddling her egg cases. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Ever Seen a Pink Praying Mantis?

Have you ever seen a pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica? No? Now you have. Adrienne Austin-Shapiro of Davis yesterday spotted this pink...

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.
Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a female Stagmomantis californica, commonly known as a California mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM

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