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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

'A Lady in Red': Petal Pusher?

It wouldn't make the news, even if it were a "Slow News Day." "Lady in Red Climbs Neon-Pink Petals in Search of Aphids." Lady beetles,...

A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle nestled in an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's climb! A lady beetle begins her ascent--up an ice plant blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How am I doing? Am I doing this right? Lady beetle stops. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I did it! I climbed my Mount Everest and I'm about to descend. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

UC Davis Seminars: Two USDA Forest Entomologists to Zero in on Bark Beetles

There's so much to know about bark beetles! How can a tiny insect wreak such havoc in our forests? Two USDA forest entomologists will be presenting...

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on
Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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