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A Bigeyed Bug and a Monarch Butterfly

You've heard folks call insects "big 'ol bugs" (often in astonishment or terror), right? But have you ever seen a "bigeyed bug on a monarch...

A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:50 PM
Tags: bigeyed bug (0), Geocoris (0), monarch butterfly (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Larry Snyder Sharing Images of 'Insects at the Ditch'

They crawl, they fly, they flutter, they buzz. They look at us, and we look back. But if you're Larry Snyder of Davis, an insect photographer and a...

This is one of the images of monarchs that Davis resident Larry Snyder took at the North Davis Channel.
This is one of the images of monarchs that Davis resident Larry Snyder took at the North Davis Channel.

This is one of the images of monarchs that Davis resident Larry Snyder took at the North Davis Channel.

A tachnid fly grooming in the morning sun at the North Davis Channel. (Photo by Larry Snyder)
A tachnid fly grooming in the morning sun at the North Davis Channel. (Photo by Larry Snyder)

A tachnid fly grooming in the morning sun at the North Davis Channel. (Photo by Larry Snyder)

Two Engytatus varians share a tarweed flower. (Photo by Larry Snyder)
Two Engytatus varians share a tarweed flower. (Photo by Larry Snyder)

Two Engytatus varians share a tarweed flower. (Photo by Larry Snyder)

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 3:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Turning Over an Old Leaf

It's New Year's Day and it's common for folks to turn over a new leaf. What about the old leaves? Sometimes if you turn over an old leaf this time...

UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor emeritus Art Shapiro (right) of the Department of Evolution and Ecology and Louie Yang, professor, Department of Entomology and Nematology at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on monarchs. (PHoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar munching on milkweed on New Year's Day, 2024, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 1, 2024 at 4:31 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Roll Call: Answer If You're Here

Roll call of monarch caterpillars today in a milkweed bed in a Vacaville pollinator garden. Secretary: "Caterpillar No....

A monarch caterpillar, the result of fall breeding in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar, the result of fall breeding in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar, the result of fall breeding in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 5:10 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Monarch 'Cats Sleeping with the Aphids

Sleeping with the aphids...that's what this monarch caterpillar was doing. It lived--and quite hidden at that--through the freezing cold, the rain,...

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar sharing a milkweed leaf with oleander aphids on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milkweed going to seed on Dec. 8, 2023 in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 5:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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