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Why Silver Digger Bees Are Like Gold

Close-up of female silver digger bee, Habropoda miserabilis, taken at Waldport, Ore. in 2015. (Copyrighted Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with Permission)

Why silver digger bees are like gold... Remember those "long lost" silver digger bees found last week at the San Francisco Presidio? They hadn't been seen in large...

Close-up of female silver digger bee, Habropoda miserabilis, taken at Waldport, Ore. in 2015. (Copyrighted Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with Permission)
Close-up of female silver digger bee, Habropoda miserabilis, taken at Waldport, Ore. in 2015. (Copyrighted Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with Permission)

Close-up of female silver digger bee, Habropoda miserabilis, taken at Waldport, Ore. in 2015. (Copyrighted Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with Permission)

Habropoda miserabilis male and female—the male is mate-guarding the female after mating with her, preventing her from mating with other males.  (Copyrighted photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with permission)
Habropoda miserabilis male and female—the male is mate-guarding the female after mating with her, preventing her from mating with other males. (Copyrighted photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with permission)

Habropoda miserabilis male and female—the male is mate-guarding the female after mating with her, preventing her from mating with other males. (Copyrighted photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz. Used with permission)

This graphic, the work of Leslie Saul-Gershenz, details information on the male and female of the species.
This graphic, the work of Leslie Saul-Gershenz, details information on the male and female of the species.

This graphic, the work of Leslie Saul-Gershenz, details information on the male and female of the species.

What's in a Name? Leslie Saul-Gershenz and Norm Gershenz

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Imagine having an insect named for you. How awesome is that? It's especially an honor when a duo--a husband-and-wife nature conservation team--is singled out for that...

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.
Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.
Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.

Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The Amazing Bee-Parasite Research of Leslie Saul-Gershenz

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Evolutionary ecologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz goes places where many have been but few have ever really seen.  Bees and blister beetles, yes. We remember writing about...

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.
Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).
Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).

Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Congratulations, Rei!

Rei Scampavia with her first-place research poster, “Farming Practices Affect Nest Site Selection of Native Ground Nesting Bees.

Let's hear it for Rei! Margaret “Rei” Scampavia, a doctoral candidate who studies with major professors Neal Williams and Edwin Lewis of the Department of...

Rei Scampavia with her first-place research poster, “Farming Practices Affect Nest Site Selection of Native Ground Nesting Bees.
Rei Scampavia with her first-place research poster, “Farming Practices Affect Nest Site Selection of Native Ground Nesting Bees." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rei Scampavia with her first-place research poster, “Farming Practices Affect Nest Site Selection of Native Ground Nesting Bees." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Bees, Parasites and Maybe the End?

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Thursday, Nov. 7 promises to be an exciting day for the Northern California Entomology Society--a great presentation by UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz,...

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:48 PM

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