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Blowin' Smoke

Blowin' Smoke

If you've been around honey bee hives much, you know what a smoker is. It's a tool that beekeepers use to inspect, manipulate or handle a hive. They smoke a hive to check the health of the...

Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Know Your Ants

Argentine Ant

  Know your ants. If you want to identify red imported fire ants and other invasive ants found in the Pacific Island region, a newly launched Web site by an entomology graduate student at the University of...

Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 5:04 PM

Another Good Reason

The Ladybug

Here’s another good reason to be kind to ladybugs.     But we are, aren’t we?   EurekAlert! alerted us Jan. 6 to a study relating that an abundance of ladybugs in olive orchards is an...

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:02 PM

The Insect We Love to Hate

At the Reception

Catherine Chalmers hates cockroaches. She said so at her presentation Wednesday night, Jan. 7, at UC Davis. The occasion:  “The Consilience of Art and Science centennial colloquium,...

Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Aw, Nuts!

Larvae Inside Walnut

Walnuts are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, right? Right. And sometimes a little protein. Protein, as in larvae. That's not a welcome sight. Sometimes you'll find two or three navel orangeworm (NOW) larvae inside a single walnut,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM
Tags: larvae (2), navel orangeworm (3), walnuts (1)

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