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Painted Ladies on the Move

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on the move. Have you seen these migratory butterflies, Vanessa cardui, passing through California on their way to the Pacific Northwest? Me? No! Zero. Zilch. Zip. But butterfly guru Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of...

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, photographed on lantana in Vacaville in 2015. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet-n-Greet the Bugs!

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show  from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's finals week at the University of California, Davis, and what a great opportunity to take time to de-stress...with bugs! Wade Spencer, entomology student and associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, says that students studying in the UC Davis...

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show  from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock: From ResearchIng Insect Science to Researching Autism and Schizophrenia

UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (right) and Sung Hee Hwang (center) with Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, is fond of saying that "Science is full of...

UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (right) and Sung Hee Hwang (center) with Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (right) and Sung Hee Hwang (center) with Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis researchers Jun Yang (right) and Sung Hee Hwang (center) with Bruce Hammock. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a photo from the Kenji Hashimoto lab, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Japan, and includes some of the scientists working on the autism/schizophrenia research. In the center, front row, is  Kenji Hashimoto.  First author Ma Min, third from right, back row.  Second author Qian Ren is in the back row,  far right. Researcher Tamaki Ishima is the fourth from right, back row. (Photo courtesy of Kenji Hashimoto lab)
This is a photo from the Kenji Hashimoto lab, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Japan, and includes some of the scientists working on the autism/schizophrenia research. In the center, front row, is Kenji Hashimoto. First author Ma Min, third from right, back row. Second author Qian Ren is in the back row, far right. Researcher Tamaki Ishima is the fourth from right, back row. (Photo courtesy of Kenji Hashimoto lab)

This is a photo from the Kenji Hashimoto lab, Chiba University Center for Forensic Mental Health, Japan, and includes some of the scientists working on the autism/schizophrenia research. In the center, front row, is Kenji Hashimoto. First author Ma Min, third from right, back row. Second author Qian Ren is in the back row, far right. Researcher Tamaki Ishima is the fourth from right, back row. (Photo courtesy of Kenji Hashimoto lab)

Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 5:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Health Innovation

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling...There Must Be a Green Insect Nearby

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When Irish eyes are smiling, it could be... St. Patrick's Day is approaching or A green insect is nearby  If you've ever seen the female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, or the sand wasp, Bembix americana, you can't help but...

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The female metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, nectaring on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male metallic green sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, is partly green; its head and thorax are green, but not its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus) at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Science of the Monarch Butterfly: For Graduate Students and Citizen Scientists As Well!

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, you can enroll in a newly announced spring quarter course, "The Science of the Monarch Butterfly,"   taught by Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and...

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:55 PM

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