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These 'Leaves' Are Made for Walking

Camouflaged

Two newly moulted insects in the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University  of California, Davis, look just like leaves.  But these “leaves” are made for walking. These are camouflaged insects (Phyllium giganteum), commonly known as "walking...

Camouflaged
Camouflaged

FIND THE INSECT. Yes, there's an insect in this photo. Under the top blackberry leaf is a "walking leaf" (lighter green). Walking leaves are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking Leaf
Walking Leaf

STEVE HEYDON, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, checks out a walking leaf, Phyllium giganteum, a native of Malaysia. The camouflaged insect looks like an autumn leaf turning colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Marvelous Mirids

Pretty in pink

So, you spot a bug crawling up and down a plant in your garden. What is it? Plant bug. Plant bug? No kidding. The common name for certain members of the Miridae family is--you guessed it--"plant bug." Entomologist Lynn Kimsey, who directs...

Pretty in pink
Pretty in pink

PINK BLOSSOMS of this cactus, Echinopsis, rise majestically, but if you look closely, this plant has company. It harbors plant bugs (see photos below). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Going Up
Going Up

PLANT BUG, from the family Miradae, scurries up a pink cactus, Echinopsis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Going Down
Going Down

WHAT GOES UP must come down. A plant bug (family Miridae) heads downward on a pink cactus, Echinopsis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Tags: Echinopsis (1), Lynn Kimsey (270), Miridae (1), mirids (1), pink cactus (1), plant bugs (1)

Baxter House Is No More

Going in

The Baxter House is no more. The UC Davis Fire Department burned it down yesterday. It's gone, along with assorted black widow spiders, scattered crane flies, munchkin termites and maybe a meandering ant or wandering fly or two. (After all, this is a...

Going in
Going in

GOING IN--UC Davis firefighters rush into the Baxter House for a control burn, part of a training exercise led by assistant chief Nathan Trauernicht. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Engulfed
Engulfed

ENGULFED IN FLAMES, the Baxter House burns rapidly to the ground Tuesday in a control burn. That's UC Davis police detective Paul Henoch capturing an image of the flaming building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up in Flames
Up in Flames

UC DAVIS student resident firefighter Chelsea Johnstone watches the flames during the control burn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Glowing Embers
Glowing Embers

GLOWING EMBERS, soon reduced to rubble. The Baxter House site will be an access road to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gone
Gone

GONE--Nothing remains of the Baxter House but the chimney and rubble. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Because Sheridan Cares

Sheridan Miller

Sheridan Miller's gift to UC Davis for honey bee research was both generous and thoughtful. The 11-year-old Bay Area resident raised $733 for the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility through the sale of jars of honey, candles, baked...

Sheridan Miller
Sheridan Miller

BEE PROJECT--Bay Area resident Sheridan Miller raised $733 to help bee research at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

comb
comb

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Lavishing the Lavender

The Bee Man

If you built it (a field of dreams), they will come. And if you bring flowers, that's all the bettter. Melissa "Missy" Borel, program manager of the California Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis, and a strong proponent of bee...

The Bee Man
The Bee Man

THE BEE MAN, aka Eric Mussen, Cooperative Extension apiculturist and faculty member at UC Davis, talks to Fox 40 reporter Darsha Philips (center) and cameraman Andrew Faulk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee on Lavender
Bee on Lavender

BEE ON LAVENDER--A honey bee visits a potted Spanish lavender, Otto Quast, at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee Friendly Plants
Bee Friendly Plants

BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS--Lavender, salvia and stalked bulbine are among the scores of bee friendly plants that gardeners are encouraged to grow in their yards. Missy Borel of the California Center for Urban Horticulture, UC Davis, brought these plants for a television interview today at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 5:44 PM

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