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'Entomological Giant' Frank Zalom Receives Highest ESA Honor

He's a giant in his field--a veritable Sequoia in the flatlands. But he's an entomologist with an incredible reach that extends in practically all...

Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor and a past president of the Entomological Society of America, is a newly elected Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America, the highest honor afforded an ESA member. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor and a past president of the Entomological Society of America, is a newly elected Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America, the highest honor afforded an ESA member. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor and a past president of the Entomological Society of America, is a newly elected Honorary Member of the Entomological Society of America, the highest honor afforded an ESA member. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Frank Zalom, a former 16-year director of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, examines an almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Frank Zalom, a former 16-year director of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, examines an almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Frank Zalom, a former 16-year director of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, examines an almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 5:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

The Hornworms Are Not Your Friends

If you love tomatoes, you probably hate hornworms. Frankly, the garden's not big enough for both of you, and one of you has to go. It's not...

This hornworm is feeding on a pepper plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This hornworm is feeding on a pepper plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This hornworm is feeding on a pepper plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the caterpillar or larva  is disturbed, it
When the caterpillar or larva is disturbed, it "rears up into an Egyptian sphinx-like pose," says entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the caterpillar or larva is disturbed, it "rears up into an Egyptian sphinx-like pose," says entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The frass (droppings) from a  hornworm. It's a tell-tale sign you have hornworms in your garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The frass (droppings) from a hornworm. It's a tell-tale sign you have hornworms in your garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The frass (droppings) from a hornworm. It's a tell-tale sign you have hornworms in your garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The tomato hornworm turns into a  sphinx moth or hummingbird moth (family Sphingidae). (Wikipedia Photo)
The tomato hornworm turns into a sphinx moth or hummingbird moth (family Sphingidae). (Wikipedia Photo)

The tomato hornworm turns into a sphinx moth or hummingbird moth (family Sphingidae). (Wikipedia Photo)

Posted on Monday, August 30, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

These Beetles Don't Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles sang "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The elm leaf beetles and their larvae don't want to hold your hand--unless perhaps you're holding a elm...

Assorted elm leaf beetles and larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Assorted elm leaf beetles and larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Assorted elm leaf beetles and larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eggs of the elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eggs of the elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eggs of the elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elm leaf beetle larva or caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elm leaf beetle larva or caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elm leaf beetle larva or caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An adult elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An adult elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An adult elm leaf beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An elm tree on Buck Avenue, Vacaville, showing defoliation by the elm leaf beetle and its larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An elm tree on Buck Avenue, Vacaville, showing defoliation by the elm leaf beetle and its larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An elm tree on Buck Avenue, Vacaville, showing defoliation by the elm leaf beetle and its larvae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elm leaf beetles on an elm leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elm leaf beetles on an elm leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elm leaf beetles on an elm leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

The Red Coats Are Coming

The Red Coats are coming. The Red Coats are coming. No, not an army of soldiers. Soldier beetles. These insects (family Cantharida) resemble the...

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) looks out over a milkweed in search of more aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) looks out over a milkweed in search of more aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) looks out over a milkweed in search of more aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Do You Know Your Spiders?

Do you know your spiders? If you engage in social media, you've probably seen a "what-is-this" query about a spider that some unsuspecting...

A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mama widow spider juggles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider moving right along. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A garden spider lying in wait for prey in its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Catch of the day! A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:35 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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