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The Bee and the Ant

A honey bee encounters a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lavender. Honey bees love it.  We watched a honey bee foraging on lavender blossoms last weekend, when an ant appeared on the scene. The ant? A worker of Liometopum occidentale (velvety tree ant), according to ant specialist Phil Ward,...

A honey bee encounters a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee encounters a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee encounters a velvety tree ant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Velvety tree ant touches the antennae of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Velvety tree ant touches the antennae of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Velvety tree ant touches the antennae of a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Why He Studies Ants

Michael Branstetter at Reserva Nacional Kahka Creek, Nicaragua. He is in the process of doing a transect of mini Winkler samples. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)

Michael Branstetter, who will present a UC Davis Department of Entomology seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 16, is passionate about ants.  "Ants are the most successful group of social insects on the Earth," says Branstetter,  Postdoctoral Fellow at...

Michael Branstetter at Reserva Nacional Kahka Creek, Nicaragua. He is in the process of doing a transect of mini Winkler samples. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)
Michael Branstetter at Reserva Nacional Kahka Creek, Nicaragua. He is in the process of doing a transect of mini Winkler samples. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)

Michael Branstetter at Reserva Nacional Kahka Creek, Nicaragua. He is in the process of doing a transect of mini Winkler samples. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)

Michael Branstetter with a Winkler hanging structure, which was constructed in the forest by his guide using only a machete. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)
Michael Branstetter with a Winkler hanging structure, which was constructed in the forest by his guide using only a machete. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)

Michael Branstetter with a Winkler hanging structure, which was constructed in the forest by his guide using only a machete. (Photo by Laura Sáenz)

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:30 PM

In Pursuit of Ants

Ants crawl along a vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants are such tiny critters. But they're much more than that. Much more. Ant specialist Brian Fisher, an entomologist with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, describes ants as "industrious, tenacious workers who live in colonies and...

Ants crawl along a vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants crawl along a vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants crawl along a vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ants

Kissin' Cousins?

Unlike the Saints, the ants won't "go marching in"; they'll be "marching on." The "Ants Go Marching On” will set the theme for the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 13 at 1124 Academic Surge, California Drive, UC...

Kissin' Cousins?
Kissin' Cousins?

ARGENTINE ANT (Linepithema humile) and honey bee (Apis mellifera) share a flower in the Storer Garden at UC Davis. They both are members of the order, Hymenoptera, which includes bees, ants and wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Argentine Ant
Argentine Ant

MARCHING ON--Argentine ant (Linepithema humile) searching for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Please Pass the Ants

Ladybug

You gotta love those ladybugs. Ladybugs, aka ladybeetles (family Coccinellidae), are best known for devouring aphids, those pesky little critters that suck plant juices.  But have you ever seen ladybugs gobbling ants? There's a three-way predator-prey...

Ladybug
Ladybug

LADYBUG crawls on a lavender stem in search of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch

THESE ANTS are about to become lunch for this ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Grabbing Ant
Grabbing Ant

LADYBUG grabs at an ant on a lavender stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 8:17 PM
Tags: Alex Wild (18), ants (17), lady beetles (37), ladybugs (41), lavender (28), Phil Ward (20)

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