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A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:20 PM

A Good Day on the UC Davis Campus

Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern house mosquito, one of the insects that Walter Leal studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today was a good day on the University of California, Davis, campus. The National Academy of Inventors announced that two of our faculty members are fellows: Walter Leal,...

Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern house mosquito, one of the insects that Walter Leal studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern house mosquito, one of the insects that Walter Leal studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern house mosquito, one of the insects that Walter Leal studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)

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