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The Buzz Behind the UC Davis Bumble Bee Contest

The Bohart Museum of Entomology generated a lot of buzz when it sponsored its second annual "Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year...

This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered  Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.
The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.

The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.

Posted on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Hey There, Pumpkin! Prey Tell, Is That a Praying Mantis?

Hey there, pumpkin! Prey tell, is that a praying mantis stalking a bee? Well, if your name is Allan Jones of Davis, Calif., and you...

A praying mantis
A praying mantis "shopping for bees" on a sunflower, became the subject of one of Allan Jones' carved pumpkins. (Photo by Allan Jones)

A praying mantis "shopping for bees" on a sunflower, became the subject of one of Allan Jones' carved pumpkins. (Photo by Allan Jones)

The mantis-and-bee image that Allan Jones captured became a fanciful pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)
The mantis-and-bee image that Allan Jones captured became a fanciful pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)

The mantis-and-bee image that Allan Jones captured became a fanciful pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Images of a luna moth, Actias luna, found a home on one of Allan Jones' pumpkins. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Images of a luna moth, Actias luna, found a home on one of Allan Jones' pumpkins. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Images of a luna moth, Actias luna, found a home on one of Allan Jones' pumpkins. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Allan Jones depicted the colorful Western tiger swallowtails, Papilio rutulus, on this pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Allan Jones depicted the colorful Western tiger swallowtails, Papilio rutulus, on this pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Allan Jones depicted the colorful Western tiger swallowtails, Papilio rutulus, on this pumpkin. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 4:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Cicadas: The World Awaits the Emergence of Brood X

Scientists say that within several weeks, trillions of cicadas from Brood X will emerge in 15 eastern-central states of our  nation, from...

Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Photographer Allan Jones found this cicada in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden several years ago. It appears to be a Okanagana arboraria, according to Louie Yang of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology faculty. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Early Birds? No, Early Butterflies!

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
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

We Have a Winner of the Yolo-Solano Bumble Bee Contest!

We have a winner of the Yolo-Solano Memorial Bumble Bee Contest! Macro insect photographer extraordinaire Allan Jones captured an image of a female...

Photographer Allan Jones captured this image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on Jan. 6 in UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to win the Robbin Thorp Memorial Bumble Bee Contest.
Photographer Allan Jones captured this image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on Jan. 6 in UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to win the Robbin Thorp Memorial Bumble Bee Contest.

Photographer Allan Jones captured this image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on Jan. 6 in UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden to win the Robbin Thorp Memorial Bumble Bee Contest.

Allan Jones (left) photographs Robbin Thorp on May 22, 2012 in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Allan Jones (left) photographs Robbin Thorp on May 22, 2012 in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Allan Jones (left) photographs Robbin Thorp on May 22, 2012 in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee garden on Bee Biology Road operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 4:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Yard & Garden

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