Brian Turner, outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis campus, is used to walking around with a walking stick. Not just any walking stick. The Giant New Guinea Walking Stick...
"Insects are the most successful animals that have ever existed on Earth and have been around for just over 400 million years," writes George Gavin in Insects, an American Nature Guide...
Dragonfly and Cat
The rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) attracts its share of insects. This morning the brilliant magenta blossoms drew honey bees, carpenter bees and hover flies. As a hover fly...
It looks like a giant mosquito. But it isn't. It's a crane fly (family Tipulidae), also known as a "mosquito hawk." It's a slender, long-legged insect that cats like to...
Ever seen bees at a watering hole? Bees not only bring back nectar, pollen and propolis to the hive, but also water. "Water dilutes the concentrated food, maintains humidity in the brood...