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Image by UC Davis Alumnus Ian Wright Appears in ESA World Calendar

The 2022 Entomological Society of America's World of Insects Calendar is filled with amazing images and one of them is by UC Davis alumnus Ian...

In this award-winning image,  a cuckoo bee, Nomada sp.(left), and an Anthophora bee share honey on a twig. The work of Ian Wright, it was selected as a September  (inset) image in the ESA's World of Insects calendar. (Copyrighted Photo by Ian Wright)
In this award-winning image, a cuckoo bee, Nomada sp.(left), and an Anthophora bee share honey on a twig. The work of Ian Wright, it was selected as a September (inset) image in the ESA's World of Insects calendar. (Copyrighted Photo by Ian Wright)

In this award-winning image, a cuckoo bee, Nomada sp.(left), and an Anthophora bee share honey on a twig. The work of Ian Wright, it was selected as a September (inset) image in the ESA's World of Insects calendar. (Copyrighted Photo by Ian Wright)

Ian Wright, a UC Davis alumnus and a research specialist at UC Riverside, is shown here with some of his winged specimens.
Ian Wright, a UC Davis alumnus and a research specialist at UC Riverside, is shown here with some of his winged specimens.

Ian Wright, a UC Davis alumnus and a research specialist at UC Riverside, is shown here with some of his winged specimens.

Covers of some of the ESA calendars, from 2017 to 2022.
Covers of some of the ESA calendars, from 2017 to 2022.

Covers of some of the ESA calendars, from 2017 to 2022.

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 2:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources

The Beckoning Bees at Bodega Bay

Head to the Bodega Bay in Sonoma County and you'll see little kids building sandcastles on the beaches.  But head to Bodega Head in the spring...

Digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, building their nests in the sand cliffs off Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, building their nests in the sand cliffs off Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Digger bees, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, building their nests in the sand cliffs off Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the turrets, aka
These are the turrets, aka "sandcastles," that digger bees build in the sand cliffs off Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the turrets, aka "sandcastles," that digger bees build in the sand cliffs off Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee,  Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heading toward her nest at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heading toward her nest at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, heading toward her nest at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 3:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Ready or not, here I come! "Wait, can you slow down a bit?" I ask. "I can't focus when you move so fast!" No, sorry! I'm in a hurry! Anthophora...

A digger bee, Anthophora urbana in flight, as it heads for another catmint blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora urbana in flight, as it heads for another catmint blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora urbana in flight, as it heads for another catmint blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 4:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Digging the Digger Bees at Bodega Head

If you vacation at Bodega Bay--sometimes called "Blow-dega" due to whipping winds--you've probably driven to Bodega Head to watch for...

Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, on a sand cliff at Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee nectaring on a wild radish at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, makes these turrets on the sand cliffs at Bodega Head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A digger bee, Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana, nectaring on a wild radish. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 2:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Ever Seen a Cuckoo Bee?

Ever seen a cuckoo bee? They're also called parasitic bees or "kleptoparasites" or "cleptoparasitises." They cannot carry pollen (no...

A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, rests on a leaf in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, rests on a leaf in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, rests on a leaf in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, in a  Vacaville pollinator garden. It flew just after this image was made. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dorsal view of the cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. It flew just after this image was made. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of the cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, in a Vacaville pollinator garden. It flew just after this image was made. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sipping some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sharing African blue basil blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sharing African blue basil blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a cuckoo bee, Xeromelecta californica, sharing African blue basil blossoms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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