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Pros and Cons of Eating Insects

You may not know it, but you've eaten insects. Oh, yes, you have. The other day I meandered over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis campus,  and a sign told me that. There it was--plain as day (as if a day can be plain). "In your...

Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Fuzzy Wuzzy Was a Bee

Newborn Bee

It's Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans'  Day. I walked into our bee friendly garden hoping to find a honey bee. One buzzed erratically over the purple sage and rock purslane and disappeared. The rest are nestled in a hive somewhere, trying to ward off...

Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM
Tags: Eric Mussen (244), fuzzy wuzzy (1), newborn bee (1)

Looking for Cheap Urban Real Estate

Jaime Pawelek

Chances are if you walked up to a group of people and asked "Have you seen a Megachile today?" they'd stare at you blankly.  What's a Megachile? It's a native bee, also known as a leafcutter bee.   When most people think about bees, they...

Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 at 5:49 PM

Good Question

William Roltsch

Most entomologists I know maintain a keen sense of humor.   They have to, or the insects (or the people concerned about them) will drive them buggy!   At the Northern California Entomology Society meeting in Concord last...

Posted on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Not Again!

Male light brown apple moth

Not again! The light brown apple moth, also known as "the eat-everything moth" because its larvae dine on about 250 host plants, is back in the news again. We received a press release yesterday (Nov. 5) from Stephen...

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 6:42 AM

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