The severe California drought--we're in the fourth year--is affecting us all, but it's also affecting insects, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of...
he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food. This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a a story about a spider and a skipper. Technically, a banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) and a fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus, family Hesperiida). The garden...
A banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata)--as identified by UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro--waits for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) wraps its meal, a male fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
While the garden spider wraps its prey, two fiery skippers (Hylephila phyleus) prepare to mate on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographers are frustrated, and rightfully so, with all the thievery on the Internet. Like many other photos, "The Sting," is being used illegally for commercial purposes. It's appeared on...
The Sting: A bee stings the wrist of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. That's the abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
'The Sting' now has a life of its own and many are using it for their own commercial purposes: to profit from a photo that is not theirs.
Deep in the jungles of Cambodia, near the temples of Angkor, an unlikely drama takes place. Blue ants of the genus Leptogenys, native to southeast Asia, surround their prey, a massive...
Belgium-born Stéphane De Greef (and a Facebook friend) captured this amazing video, "Predation on Large Millipedes and Self-Assembling Chains in Leptogenys Ants from Cambodia," which is now an Internet sensation. You can see it here: https://vimeo.com/133320687 (Copyright, Stéphane De Greef, All Rights Reserved)
Stéphane De Greef points out a site. (© Anna Bella Betts)
"As a photographer, my main areas of interest are the natural beauty of people, Nature's amazing diversity and the darkest aspects of human societies," says Stéphane De Greef. (© Anna Bella Betts)
A passion for butterflies coupled with a yearning to protect their habitat is what drives 98-year-old Louise Hallberg, founder of the nine-acre Hallberg Butterfly Gardens in Sebastopol. Standing on...
Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)