It's not just the honey bees that will be foraging in the half-acre Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. Scores of native bees and other insects will be there, too. They...
Tiny Hover Fly
Dragonfly on Sage
The green metallic sweat bee looks as if someone splashed green fluorescent paint on it.This uniquely colored bee is just one of some 1600 native bee species in California. It's about one-fourth the...
Green Metallic Sweat Bee
Anopheles gambiae, the mosquito that transmits malaria, has a new foe. And his first name is Win. Win Surachetpong, a UC Davis doctoral candidate in immunology with a designed emphasis in...
Summer is fading and the temperatures are dropping, too. You're more likely to see Vanessa. That would be Vanessa annabella, one of the Painted Lady butterflies. The West Coast Lady (Vanessa...
West Coast Lady and a Bee
Aware of Each Other
Ever seen a tachinid tiptoeing through the lavender? The tachinids are parasitic flies that lay their eggs in hosts such as Lepidoptera (butterfly) caterpillars. As larvae, they live in and kill...