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Jackson Audley: Targeting the Walnut Twig Beetle

The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. In  association with the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, it causes the insect-pathogen complex known as

Doctoral candidate and forest entomologist Jackson Audley of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, targets an invasive bark beetle that's about the size of a...

The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. In  association with the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, it causes the insect-pathogen complex known as
The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. In association with the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, it causes the insect-pathogen complex known as "thousand cankers disease." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. In association with the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, it causes the insect-pathogen complex known as "thousand cankers disease." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Mead Course: From Honey to Bottle in One Day

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Rome wasn't built in a day. But learning how to make mead? You can learn the process from "honey to the bottle all in one day" on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of...

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)
Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)

What Are You Thankful for? Insects on the List?

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're seated at the Thanksgiving dinner table listening to what people are thankful for, what they treasure the most. The three "F's" win hands-down: family, friends and...

A native bee,  Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A native bee, Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A native bee, Melissodes agilis targets a monarch on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, targeting aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food in our diet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 2:18 PM
Tags: butterflies (69), dragonflies (14), George McGavin (2), honey bees (364), insects (56), lady beetles (39), Norman Gary (19), Thanksgiving (16)

Emily Bick: She Does UC Davis And Entomology Proud

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Emily Bick does UC Davis proud, not to mention the field of entomology. Bick, who received her doctorate in entomology at UC Davis in June and then headed to Denmark in...

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)
Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Linnaean Games Team (Bug Bowl) member Emily Bick received a congratulatory hug after the UC team won the national championship in 2018. (ESA Photo)

Thank the Squash Bee on Thanksgiving

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're having pumpkin pie or butternut squash this Thanksgiving, thank the squash bee. Squash bees are specialists (not generalists) that pollinate only the cucurbits or...

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Food Yard & Garden

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