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Ready for Moth Night at UC Davis?

These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready to celebrate Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis? Mark your calendar for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. That's when the Bohart Museum will join forces with National Moth Week,...

Saving a Butterfly: In a World Where Kindness Matters

Newly eclosed anise swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a long awaited process, but it's a girl! And she's beautiful! It all began with finding two anise swallowtail chrysalids clinging last July to the fennel stems in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. To protect them from predators and the...

Christian Nansen Lab: Groundbreaking Research on Plant-to-Plant Communication

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

Professor Rick Karban of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, author of the landmark book, Plant Sensing and Communication (University of Chicago Press), says that plants can eavesdrop, sense danger in the environment, and can...

Diane Ullman: Off to France on a Fulbright to Research Plant Virus-Insect Interactions

UC Davis professor Diane Ullman, shown here in Saint-Enimie in southern France, has just received a Fulbright to study plant virus-insect interactions in France. This site is a few hours north of Langedoc, where she will be working.

A Fulbright to France... Congratulations to UC Davis entomology professor Diane Ullman who has just a received Fulbright to research plant virus-insect interactions in France. She will be studying plant viruses and the insects that transmit them. Her...

Dragonflies En Masse

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there they were, literally dozens of dragonflies flying around two separate Vacaville (Calif.) yards, feasting on swirling clouds of prey (gnatlike insects) and then touching down on blades of grass or fence posts. They proved as elusive as a...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

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