It probably bugs her but it doesn't kill her. But why? An entomologist at the University of Montreal is investigating why parasitic wasps (Dinocampus coccinellae) that lay their eggs on ladybugs...
Searching for More Aphids
A buggy thing happened on the way to a meeting. As we left Briggs Hall, a three-story building on the UC Davis campus that houses the Department of Entomology, we noticed a wasp at our...
Yellow-legged paper wasp
They met and married in the 1960s when they were studying for their doctorates in entomology at UC Berkeley. They established exemplary careers in entomology at Cornell University. Now, at...
Bees engage us. They fascinate, charm and inspire us. Last Sunday morning, as the temperature climbed from 40 to 50 degrees, the honey bees joined us in our garden. They buzzed in and out of the...
Andrew Tyzack and His Hives
What's wrong with this photo?A honey bee is nectaring a lavender, right? Right.But if you look closely, you'll see a Varroa mite--a parasite--attached to her. Varroa mites, considered the No. 1 pest...
Mite on bee