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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)

Unwanted Guests

Elizabeth Frost

Pull out the bottom tray (floor) of a beehive and you're likely to see lots of bee droppings, a little pollen, a few mites, a few dead bees and...a few scurrying ants.Ants find a bee hive nice and cozy, especially in the winter as temperatures drop....

Elizabeth Frost
Elizabeth Frost

BEEKEEPER Elizabeth "Liz" Frost of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, looks for ants on the tray she's just pulled out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thief
Thief

ANT finds the pollen to its liking. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off to the Nest
Off to the Nest

AN ANT scurries away with a chunk of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM

President's Prize

Michael Branstetter

He knows his ants. Michael Branstetter,  a doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of California, Davis, won a coveted President’s Prize for his oral presentation on ants at the  56th annual Entomological...

Michael Branstetter
Michael Branstetter

PESIDENT'S PRIZE--Michael Branstetter, a doctoral candidate in entomology at the University of California, Davis, won a coveted President's Prize for his presentation on ants at the Entomological Society of America's 56th annual meeting, held Nov. 16-19 in Reno. His major professor is Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Profile of an Ant
Profile of an Ant

AUTO-MONTAGE--UC Davis doctoral candidate Michael Branstetter created this profile picture of an undescribed species of Stenamma. (Courtesy of Michael Branstetter)

Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 5:47 PM

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