Posts Tagged: cucumber beetles
The Beatles rocked the music world, drawing millions of fans. Other beetles--cucumber beetles--ravage agricultural crops, drawing millions of foes. Enter Jasmin Ramirez...
Jasmin Ramirez Bonilla targets the Western striped cucumber beetle, Acalymma trivittatum. (Photo by Jasmin Ramirez Bonilla)
UC Davis graduate student Jasmin Ramirez Bonilla also targets the Western spotted cucumber beetle, Diabrotica undecimpunctata undecimpunctata--a milder pest but still a pest of melons. (Photo by Jasmin Ramirez Bonilla)
Katydids did it. When it comes to the best of the industrial-strength shredding machines, they're it. The nymphs have been feeding our Iceland poppies, chewing incredible...
Close-up of a katydid nymph on an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A katydid nymph, its legs visible, leaving the Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A katydid nymph (top) peers over a shredded Iceland poppy at its dinner mates. A spotted cucumber beetle is at left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)