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Congrats, Brendon Boudinot, Recipient of ESA's Snodgrass Memorial Research Award

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Congratulations to UC Davis alumnus and ant morphologist Brendon Boudinot recipient of the coveted Robert E. Snodgrass Memorial Research...

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)
Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Ant specialist Brendon Boudinot searching for ants at the Southwest Research Station in Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona. (Photo by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal)

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

What You Need to Know About That Invasive Giant Hornet

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

It's good to see Washington State University Extension's newly published, updated fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. You can view or download...

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)
This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

This is a female Vespa mandarinia japonica by Yasunori Koide. (Creative Commons photo)

Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)
Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)

Screen shot of the life cycle that appears in the WSU Extension fact sheet on the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. (Courtesy of WSU)

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Pest Management

This Is Not Our Planet. Whose Planet Is It?

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mention "beetles," and most folks think of that iconic English rock band from Liverpool. You know, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr? But to...

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Trapping the Asian Giant Hornet

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

Just when folks were beginning to think "it may be over and done" regarding Asian giant hornet sightings,  it's not. The Washington State Department of Agriculture...

This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)
This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.
These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page,
This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page, "Is This a Murder Hornet," shows the 10-mile radius where the Asian giant hornets were found. (Map courtesy of Stephane De Greef)

This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page, "Is This a Murder Hornet," shows the 10-mile radius where the Asian giant hornets were found. (Map courtesy of Stephane De Greef)

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:57 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Why Bees Are Artists and Engineers--Robert E. Page Jr.'s New Book

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,

It's a long-awaited book, 25 years in the making. And it's sure to "bee" among the very best.  Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. has...

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,
Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book,
Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Food, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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