If you're interested in insects--the good, the bad and the ugly--don't miss the Northern California Entomology Society meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6 in...
THE GOOD--A leafcutter bee heads toward a bee block or "bee condo" erected by a Yolo County farmer to attract native pollinators. UC Berkeley professor Gordon Frankie is scheduled to discuss "Native California Bees Looking for Cheap Urban Real Estate” at the Northern California Entomology Society meeting on Nov. 6 in Concord. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
THE BAD--This is the light brown apple moth, a male. The CDFA's William Roltsch will discuss "Biocontrol of Light Brown Apple Moth, a Quarantine Pest in California” at the Northern California Entomology Society meeting on Nov. 6 in Concord. (Photo courtesy of David Williams, principal scientist, Perennial Horticulture, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia.)
THE UGLY--The invasive Asian citrus psyllid will be discussed by the CDFA's Kris Godfrey at the Northern California Entomology Society meeting on Nov. 6 in Concord. Description from the CDFA site: "The head is light brown. The wings are broadest in the apical half, mottled and with a dark brown band extending around the periphery of the outer half of the wing. The insect is covered with a whitish waxy secretion, making it appear dusty." (Illustration courtesy of CDFA)