Bam! LBAM is back in the news. The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced Aug. 29 that it has established a 19-square-mile quarantine straddling portions of two counties after the...
Light brown apple moth, female
Light brown apple moth, male
Larva of the light brown apple moth
Our cat is an entomologist. She has no formal training in the science of insects, but she can catch insects with the best of 'em. Plus, her credentials include a butterfly mark on her leg. Xena the...
Robert Bugg saw it first. That’s entomologist Robert L. Bugg. Bugg, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, does research on the biological control...
Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly
We netted the floundering California lady beetle (Coccinella californica) aka "lady bug," from our swimming pool. She didn't look like the familiar lady beetle, reddish orange with black...
California lady beetle
Whew, that stinks! If you've ever smelled a mosquito gravid trap, you know it's not heaven-scent. This isn’t about the aroma of summer roses or the whiff of freshly baked...
Culex quinquefasciatus laying eggs
Water for mosquito gravid trap