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Feline entomologist

Our cat is an entomologist. She has no formal training in the science of insects, but she can catch insects with the best of 'em. Plus, her credentials include a butterfly mark on her leg. Xena the Warrior Princess is a rescue cat. We first spotted her...

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Let Us Prey

Praying mantis nails pipevine swallowtail butterfly

Robert Bugg saw it first.   That’s entomologist Robert L. Bugg.   Bugg, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis, does research on the biological control of insect pests; cover crops; and restoration...

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Fly Away Home

California lady beetle

We netted the floundering California lady beetle (Coccinella californica) aka "lady bug," from our swimming pool. She didn't look like the familiar lady beetle, reddish orange with black spots. One spot was all she had. And little life...

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 5:52 AM


Culex quinquefasciatus laying eggs

Whew, that stinks! If you've ever smelled a mosquito gravid trap, you know it's not heaven-scent. This isn’t about the aroma of summer roses or the whiff of freshly baked cinnamon rolls or the fragrance of vanilla-laced skin...

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Honey, Meet Me at the Fair

Karen Flores and Dennis Price

As a child, Dennis Price loved to watch the honey bees. “I could sit and watch them all day,” he said.   He still does. Love the honey bees, that is.   And he never tires of watching them....

Posted on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 7:34 PM

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