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It's Friday Fly Day!

It's "Friday Fly Day," but no flies today. They're in a "no-fly zone." That's because of the freezing temperatures. Jack Frost is nipping at...

Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee and a fly share a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Good Day for a Praying Mantis

It was a good day for a praying mantis. It was not a good day for a honey bee. Here's what happened in the "Daily Insect News": a gravid praying...

A gravid praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, dines on a honey bee in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A gravid praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, dines on a honey bee in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A gravid praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, dines on a honey bee in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Freeloader Flies on Friday Fly Day

Have you ever seen a freeloader fly trying to sneak a meal? Since it's Friday Fly Day--and the best things in life are free, aren't they?--it's time...

A praying mantis and freeloader flies dining on a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis and freeloader flies dining on a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis and freeloader flies dining on a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae, probably genus Desmometopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae, probably genus Desmometopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a freeloader fly, family Milichiidae, probably genus Desmometopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies invite themselves to dinner--a spider's dinner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader flies invite themselves to dinner--a spider's dinner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies invite themselves to dinner--a spider's dinner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 3:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Remember "BSI: The Case of the Disappearing Bees?"

Remember the alarm, the anxiety and the agony when news first surfaced about colony collapse disorder (CCD)? Wikipedia defines CCD as...

Close-up image of cells in an abandoned hive; colony collapse disorder suspected. Note the bee antenna near the center. And the mold. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up image of cells in an abandoned hive; colony collapse disorder suspected. Note the bee antenna near the center. And the mold. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up image of cells in an abandoned hive; colony collapse disorder suspected. Note the bee antenna near the center. And the mold. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the slides in Eric Mussen's presentation on colony collapse disorder.
One of the slides in Eric Mussen's presentation on colony collapse disorder.

One of the slides in Eric Mussen's presentation on colony collapse disorder.

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen briefly explained colony collapse disorder in this slide.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen briefly explained colony collapse disorder in this slide.

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen briefly explained colony collapse disorder in this slide.

In this slide, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen explained what sparked the colony collapse disease fury.
In this slide, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen explained what sparked the colony collapse disease fury.

In this slide, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen explained what sparked the colony collapse disease fury.

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen detailed final thoughts about colony collapse disorder in this slide.

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 4:49 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Crab Spider and a Bee

Oh, the patience of a crab spider. It lies in wait on the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in the hot sun. It scuttles back and forth,...

A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:31 PM
Tags: crab spider (19), honey bee (231), Mexican sunflower (77), predator (25), prey (33), Tithonia rotundifola (20)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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