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International Insect Salon: From 'Bugs Love' to 'Syrphid Feeding' to 'Monarch Laying Eggs'

If you attended the Entomological Society of America's 2021 meeting last week in Denver, you probably saw a monarch laying eggs. That is, you saw a...

This image,
This image, "Monarch Laying Eggs," by Joe Virbickis of Washington, Ill., won the medal for "Best by Peoria Camera Club Member." (Copyright Joe Virbickis)

This image, "Monarch Laying Eggs," by Joe Virbickis of Washington, Ill., won the medal for "Best by Peoria Camera Club Member." (Copyright Joe Virbickis)

Best of Show went to Marcus Kam of Malaysia for this image,
Best of Show went to Marcus Kam of Malaysia for this image, "Bugs Love." (Copyright Marcus Kam)

Best of Show went to Marcus Kam of Malaysia for this image, "Bugs Love." (Copyright Marcus Kam)

Entomologist Tom Myers won
Entomologist Tom Myers won "Best by ESA Member" for this image of a syrphid fly. (Copyright Tom Myers)

Entomologist Tom Myers won "Best by ESA Member" for this image of a syrphid fly. (Copyright Tom Myers)

One of the California-based images accepted in the 2021 international Insect Salon was this one by ESA member Kathy Keatley Garvey, of Gulf Fritillaries
One of the California-based images accepted in the 2021 international Insect Salon was this one by ESA member Kathy Keatley Garvey, of Gulf Fritillaries "Keeping Busy." (Copyright Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the California-based images accepted in the 2021 international Insect Salon was this one by ESA member Kathy Keatley Garvey, of Gulf Fritillaries "Keeping Busy." (Copyright Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 3:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Insect Wedding Photography: No Invitation Needed

One point about insect wedding photography is that you don't need an invitation to attend. You just have to keep your distance and not disturb the...

Insect wedding photography: Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insect wedding photography: Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect wedding photography: Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A caterpillar inches along the altar of the Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A caterpillar inches along the altar of the Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A caterpillar inches along the altar of the Gulf Fritillaries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A prospective suitor is rejected. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A prospective suitor is rejected. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A prospective suitor is rejected. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Caught in the Act of Laying an Egg on Tendrils

You know the drill, lay 'em on the tendrils. But Gulf Fritillary butterflies, Agraulis vanillae, don't always lay their eggs on the...

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, depositing an egg on the tendrils of her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, depositing an egg on the tendrils of her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, depositing an egg on the tendrils of her host plant, Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little maneuvering here, a little maneuvering there, and it's done--a Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of a Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little maneuvering here, a little maneuvering there, and it's done--a Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of a Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little maneuvering here, a little maneuvering there, and it's done--a Gulf Fritillary egg on the tendrils of a Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary spreads her wings and is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary spreads her wings and is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary spreads her wings and is gone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Day 2 of National Pollinator Week: Focus on a Tiny Egg

It's Day 2 of National Pollinator Week. So, I guess I should "toot my own horn" (we don't have one, but in our household we do have a piano, a...

This image of a tiny monarch egg won a silver award in the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image of a tiny monarch egg won a silver award in the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a tiny monarch egg won a silver award in the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the first in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the first in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the first in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the second in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the second in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the second in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the third in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the third in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the third in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the fourth in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the fourth in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the fourth in a series of images of Gulf Fritillaries that won a bronze award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4:10 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

How to Discover Silver Linings at the UC Davis Picnic Day Celebration

Every cloud has a silver lining, right? If so, then when the 107th annual UC Davis Picnic Day, themed "Discovering Silver Linings," takes place...

Posted on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 5:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation

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