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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

Up, Close and Personal with Beetles

Seen any lady beetles, aka ladybugs, in your yard this year? Now that the sun's out and the worst California storms are over, check your yard for...

A birds-eye-view of a wintering  agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A birds-eye-view of a wintering agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A birds-eye-view of a wintering agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 3:55 PM
Tags: agave (1), beetles (17), Bohart Museum of Entomology (600), lady beetles (51), ladybugs (52), Lynn Kimsey (419), open house (88)
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Who Doesn't Love a Ladybug?

Who doesn't love a ladybug? Call them ladybugs, call them ladybirds, call them lady beetles, call them Coccinellidae, or just call them aphid...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring aphids in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elaine Lander, urban and community IPM educator with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, talks to a youngster about lady beetles, aka ladybugs, at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, associate director for Urban and Community IPM and area Urban IPM advisor, answers a question at the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Spotted: A Lady Beetle in a Winter Wonderland

Spotted: A lady beetle (aka ladybug) feasting on aphids in her winter wonderland. It dines uninterrupted until it sees the shadow of what could...

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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