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Ever Seen a Wasp Colony in a Frog's Mouth?

In real life, frogs eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and other insects.  But have you ever seen a frog's mouth filled with an entire...

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)
Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 4:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Ziad Khouri: Zeroing in on Mammoth Wasps, the Scoliid Wasps

International doctoral student Ziad Khouri, who studies with major professor, UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey, will share...

This specimen from the Bohart Museum of Entomology is a mammoth wasp, Trisciloa saussurei, a native of New Guinea. (Photo by Ziad Khouri)
This specimen from the Bohart Museum of Entomology is a mammoth wasp, Trisciloa saussurei, a native of New Guinea. (Photo by Ziad Khouri)

This specimen from the Bohart Museum of Entomology is a mammoth wasp, Trisciloa saussurei, a native of New Guinea. (Photo by Ziad Khouri)

Ziad Khouri (far right) was a member of the UC Davis team that won the national Linnaean (now Entomology) Games at the 2015 Entomological Society of America meeting. With him (from left) are Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
Ziad Khouri (far right) was a member of the UC Davis team that won the national Linnaean (now Entomology) Games at the 2015 Entomological Society of America meeting. With him (from left) are Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Ziad Khouri (far right) was a member of the UC Davis team that won the national Linnaean (now Entomology) Games at the 2015 Entomological Society of America meeting. With him (from left) are Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 3:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Do You Have 'Cats?

If you have a passionflower vine (Passiflora), you probably have cats. No, not the four-legged ones that meow, chase mice or cavort with...

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar on a passionflower (Passiflora) leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar on a passionflower (Passiflora) leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar on a passionflower (Passiflora) leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Munch, munch, munch! A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar is chomping away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Munch, munch, munch! A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar is chomping away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Munch, munch, munch! A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar is chomping away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar, a chrysalis and an adult. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image shows a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar, a chrysalis and an adult. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image shows a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar, a chrysalis and an adult. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dorsal view of a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of a newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 6:04 PM
Tags: Agraulis vanillae (81), birds (17), caterpillars (15), cats (4), Gulf Fritillary (62), praying mantids (10), predators (11), prey (33), wasps (9)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Receives Collection of More than 50,000 Aculeate Wasp Specimens

If you've ever seen a spider-hunting wasp capture, sting, and paralyze a spider, you know what these wasps can do. Renowned wasp...

Female golden hunting wasp dragging a paralyzed spider   to its nest. (Photo by Tony Wills, courtesy of Wikipedia)
Female golden hunting wasp dragging a paralyzed spider to its nest. (Photo by Tony Wills, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Female golden hunting wasp dragging a paralyzed spider to its nest. (Photo by Tony Wills, courtesy of Wikipedia)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (inside truck) and husband UC Davis forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey unload the U-Haul truck. At right is Bohart research associate Brennen Dyer. Also helping are Kimsey friends, Mike Whitney (retired Placer County sheriff) and his wife, Becky. (Photo by Steve Heydon)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (inside truck) and husband UC Davis forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey unload the U-Haul truck. At right is Bohart research associate Brennen Dyer. Also helping are Kimsey friends, Mike Whitney (retired Placer County sheriff) and his wife, Becky. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey (inside truck) and husband UC Davis forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey unload the U-Haul truck. At right is Bohart research associate Brennen Dyer. Also helping are Kimsey friends, Mike Whitney (retired Placer County sheriff) and his wife, Becky. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

The Marius Wasbauer aculeate (stinging) wasp specimens total more than 50,000. (Photo by Steve Heydon)
The Marius Wasbauer aculeate (stinging) wasp specimens total more than 50,000. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

The Marius Wasbauer aculeate (stinging) wasp specimens total more than 50,000. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum Virtual Open House: Got a Question About Wasps?

Do you have a question about wasps? Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of...

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity.  It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.
This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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