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Cleaning Her Tongue

Every year the Entomological Society of America (ESA) invites its members and other interested persons to enter the Insect Salon juried photo competition.It's a highly competitive event, drawing photographs from around the world. The non-profit Peoria...

Cleaning Her Tongue
Cleaning Her Tongue

HONEY BEE cleaning her tongue was one of the images accepted in the international juried show, Insect Salon, affiliated with the Entomological Society of America. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Guarding the Turf

Sign of the Times

If you look closely at the colorful ceramic sign at the Harry H.Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis, you'll see an entrance to a bee hive.Entrance? Right. There's a hole in the skep, which tunnels...

Sign of the Times
Sign of the Times

THIS SIGN at the entrance to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey bee Research Facility is the work of Davis artist Donna Billick. The hole in the skep leads to a bee hive attached to the back of the sign. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guarding the Hive
Guarding the Hive

GUARDS at the bee colony make sure no intruders enter. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Lookout
The Lookout

A GUARD watches from the entrance of the hive as a battle ensues below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Our ESA Fellows

ESA Fellows

It's a career high. Three University of California professors were among the 10 inducted as Fellows at the Entomological Society of America's annual meeting held Dec. 13-16 in Indianapolis. The three are chemical ecologist Walter Leal of UC Davis, and...

ESA Fellows
ESA Fellows

NEWLY INDUCTED FELLOWS of the Entomological Society of America are these three UC professors. From left are Brian Federici and Alexander Raikhel of UC Riverside and Walter Leal of UC Davis. (Courtesy photo)

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Double Honor

Jay Rosenheim

It's quite an honor to be elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). And it's a double honor when two persons from the same department at the same university receive the honor the very same year. That's what...

Jay Rosenheim
Jay Rosenheim

JAY ROSENHEIM, shown here talking to a colleague at a meeting of the Entomological Society of America, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty in 1990. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rick Karban
Rick Karban

RICK KARBAN, known for his work on plant-herbivore interactions, is a newly elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He joined the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty in 1982.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Great Pollinator Site

Female sweat bee

What a treasure! Have you seen the Xerces Society's new online Pollinator Conservation Resource Center? This is something that's long been needed. It's a wealth of information--that's why it's a treasure. As Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society for...

Female sweat bee
Female sweat bee

NO SWEAT--This is a female sweat bee, Halictus ligatus, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus californicus
Bombus californicus

CAUGHT IN THE ACT--This bumble bee, Bombus californicus, is nectaring salvia (sage) in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 6:08 PM

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