Posts Tagged: wasps
The Wonderful World of Wasps
"Wasps are terrible. They come jam-packed full of pain and anger, and they love to sting us out of the blue while we're minding our own business....
A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, and a honey bee, Apis mellifera) sharing a rose in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A thirsty Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, sipping water from a fountain in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp, Polistes dominulo, preying on a caterpillar of the Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The nest of an European paper wasp, Polistes dominulo, tucked inside a shrub in a garden in Davis, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How to You Say 'Insect' in the Turkish Language?
How do you say "insect" in the Turkish language? That's a question posed by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis,...
At the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Dr. Ismail Seker and his wife, Esin, stand in front of the Turkish flag and a card indicating how to say "insect" in the Turkish language. The Bohart Museum spotlights a global collection of flags, as well as how to say "insect" in many languages. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image of fig wasps was among the spotlighted images at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker, who captured this image in his native Turkey)
What You Can Learn About Figs at the Bohart Museum's Open House on Wasps
If you've eaten a fig, you've probably also eaten a fig wasp. These little insects pollinate figs, but some figs are self-pollinated. "There's no...
This image, taken in Turkey, shows fig wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker)
Wasps, Wasps, Wasps: Weird and Wonderful Wasps
Do you have a question about wasps or want to learn more about them? Be sure to attend the free and family friendly Bohart Museum of Entomology open...
This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by the news media as “the murder hornet." The Entomological Society of America recently established as its official common name, “northern giant hornet.” (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
Make Way for the Weird and Wonderful Wasps
Meet the "meat bees." Yellowjackets, commonly known as "meat bees," in comparison to the "vegetarian" honey bees, will be among the wasps...
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a Western yellowjacket,Vespula pensylvanica, sharing a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)