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Simon 'Niels' Groen: How Predators Can Feed on That Highly Toxic Milkweed

"Scientists now understand how certain animals can feed on picturesque, orange monarch butterflies, which are filled from head to abdomen with...

These are some of the illustrations that Niels Groen  will use at his UC Davis seminar.
These are some of the illustrations that Niels Groen will use at his UC Davis seminar.

These are some of the illustrations that Niels Groen will use at his UC Davis seminar.

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Gray Hairstreak Host Plant: A Record of Some Kind?

Where are the monarch butterflies? They're MIA on the four species of milkweed in our Vacaville pollinator garden   But milkweed attracts other...

The gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, finds a play her lay her eggs, on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, finds a play her lay her eggs, on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, finds a play her lay her eggs, on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, laying eggs on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, laying eggs on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gray hairstreak, Strymon melinus, laying eggs on the buds of a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Targeting Insect-Host Plant Research

It's exciting to see a promising career unfold. We first met UC Davis graduate student Alex Van Dam in 2010 when he received a $12,000 award from...

Alex Van Dam, photographed next to a giant cactus.
Alex Van Dam, photographed next to a giant cactus.

Alex Van Dam, photographed next to a giant cactus.

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

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