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The Good Luck at UC Davis Picnic Day

Remember when San Francisco 49'ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk credited his spectacular 51-yard catch in the 2024 NFC championship game with the...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring on aphid on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider snares a lady beetle in a Vacaville pollinator garden. The red droplet is reflex bleeding, the beetle is emitting an alkaloid toxin to protect it from predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Lady Beetles, Unite!

That lady beetle, aka ladybug, that landed on the shoe of San Francisco 49”ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk just before the NFL championship...

Three lady beetles, aka ladybugs, form a Leaning Tower of Pisa on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Three lady beetles, aka ladybugs, form a Leaning Tower of Pisa on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three lady beetles, aka ladybugs, form a Leaning Tower of Pisa on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

The Beatles vs. The Beetles: This T-Shirt Never Fails to Draw Smiles

Remember the celebrated image of George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon crossing Abbey Road in single file...

A close up of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association's all-time best-selling T-shirt,
A close up of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association's all-time best-selling T-shirt, "The Beetles." Each image bears the family name: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae.

A close up of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association's all-time best-selling T-shirt, "The Beetles." Each image bears the family name: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae.

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 3:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Of Lady Beetles and Green Fruit Beetle Larvae

Make way for the beetles! Lady beetles, green fruit beetle larvae, and stick-on bug tattoos drew inquisitive and appreciative crowds when the UC...

Ready to field questions are these representatives of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: Karey Windbiel-Rojas (left), associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, and IPM educator Lauren Fordyce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to field questions are these representatives of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: Karey Windbiel-Rojas (left), associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, and IPM educator Lauren Fordyce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to field questions are these representatives of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: Karey Windbiel-Rojas (left), associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, and IPM educator Lauren Fordyce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM/Area IPM Advisor, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters and adults alike enjoyed watching and holding the green fruit beetle larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters and adults alike enjoyed watching and holding the green fruit beetle larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters and adults alike enjoyed watching and holding the green fruit beetle larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Teagan Pelusi, 4, of Pleasant Hill, is fascinated by a green fruit beetle larva.
Teagan Pelusi, 4, of Pleasant Hill, is fascinated by a green fruit beetle larva. "We love learning about bugs," said her father Christopher Van Steyn, as the larva captivated her interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Teagan Pelusi, 4, of Pleasant Hill, is fascinated by a green fruit beetle larva. "We love learning about bugs," said her father Christopher Van Steyn, as the larva captivated her interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diego Rojas (left) and his brother, Spencer Rojas, offered  information about invasive pests as they gave away stick-on (temporary) tattoos. Their mother, Karey Windbiel-Rojas, a UC IPM administrator, was at an adjacent table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Diego Rojas (left) and his brother, Spencer Rojas, offered information about invasive pests as they gave away stick-on (temporary) tattoos. Their mother, Karey Windbiel-Rojas, a UC IPM administrator, was at an adjacent table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diego Rojas (left) and his brother, Spencer Rojas, offered information about invasive pests as they gave away stick-on (temporary) tattoos. Their mother, Karey Windbiel-Rojas, a UC IPM administrator, was at an adjacent table. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guess the stick-on tattoos? From left are a Chinese red-headed centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans); a tarantula hawk (Pepsis heros); and a hickory horned devil caterpillar of a regal moth  (Citheronia regalis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Guess the stick-on tattoos? From left are a Chinese red-headed centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans); a tarantula hawk (Pepsis heros); and a hickory horned devil caterpillar of a regal moth (Citheronia regalis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guess the stick-on tattoos? From left are a Chinese red-headed centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans); a tarantula hawk (Pepsis heros); and a hickory horned devil caterpillar of a regal moth (Citheronia regalis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 2:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Lady Beetle Lovers, Unite!

Luck be a lady! Little kids love selecting lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management (UC IPM) booth...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, gets ready to devour an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, gets ready to devour an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, gets ready to devour an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Get in line! A lady beetle devouring oleander aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Get in line! A lady beetle devouring oleander aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Get in line! A lady beetle devouring oleander aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The larvae of lady beetle devour aphids, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The larvae of lady beetle devour aphids, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The larvae of lady beetle devour aphids, too. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle and her eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle and her eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle and her eggs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 5:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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