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Wonderful World of Insects

Diversity of Insects

Kids love bugs.    And they love books on bugs.  One of the bug books we bought our son during his childhood was “Insect World: A Child’s First Library of Learning,” published by Time-Life Books.  It...

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Challenging Year for Almond Growers, Beekeepers

Honey bee and almond blossom

UC Davis Cooperative Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen, a member of the UC Davis Department of Entomology faculty for 32 years, says this looks like a challenging  year for almond growers. There's this water problem. Think...

Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM

Battling Malaria

Win Surachetpong and Shirley Luckhart

Malaria is indeed a global terrorist. The disease, caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted by infected anopheline mosquitoes, strikes some 350 to 500 million people a year,...

Posted on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 5:53 PM

Biodiversity Creates Biodiversity

Andrew Forbes

Biodiversity creates biodiversity. That point comes through loud and clear when you read the scientific paper on the apple maggot/parasitic wasp research led by UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Andrew Forbes. The news embargo lifted at 11 a.m....

Posted on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Shoulder to Shoulder


Vacaville resident James Moehrke was out geocaching last weekend in the Vaca Valley Parkway-East Monte Vista Avenue area of the city when he spotted some red-shouldered black bugs. "There were many clusters, probably thousands of individuals, in...

Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 6:03 PM

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