Oh, to find a butterfly in January. Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, knows where they are. As mentioned in a previous Bug Squad blog, he spotted...
Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's virtual seminars for the winter quarter are underway, beginning today (Jan. 20) with research entomologist Daniel Hasegawa of the...
Coordinator of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's winter quarter seminars is Agricultural Extension specialist Ian Grettenberger, shown in his lab in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2021 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest but sponsor Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, found one for the record...
The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matthew Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada and a former graduate student of Art Shapiro's, analyzes and graphs the annual data.
They're small, about 1 mm long or less, with characteristic fringed wings. They fly, but not well. But thrips do pack a powerful punch. A major pest of many agricultural crops, including...
Thrips is a major pest of lettuce production in Salinas. (Illustration courtesy of Daniel Hasegawa)
Robbin Thorp would have been proud of what happened on Thursday, Jan. 14. When the UC Davis emeritus professor of entomology, a global authority on bumble bees, died June 7, 2019 at age...
This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)
In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)