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Consilience of Art and Science

Corey Keller

What a series! You won't want to miss the Consilience of Art and Science speaker series that gets under way Nov. 12 and continues through April 9 at the University of California, Davis. The lectures are free and open to the public. UC Davis...

Corey Keller
Corey Keller

FIRST SPEAKER--Corey Keller, associate curator of photography for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will speak on "Sight Unseen: Picturing the Invisible, 1840 to 1900" from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center.

Posted on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Let It Rain

Hover fly on sage

Ah, rain! Ah, liquid precipitation! Just when we were feeling drought-stressed, the weather forecast turned to rain. I don't know if "the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain," but the rain in Northern California fell squarely on our bee...

Hover fly on sage
Hover fly on sage

HOVER FLY--A hover fly, mimicking the coloring of a wasp, is nectaring sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sage advice
Sage advice

SAGE ADVICE--A syrphid fly, aka hover fly, sips water from purple sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rain drops keep falling...
Rain drops keep falling...

RAIN DROPS KEEP FALLING--A hover fly, about the size of a rain drop, lands on a leaf as rain lands on the insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 5:47 PM
Tags: garden (2), hover fly (19), rain (2), sage advice (1)

What's Medical Entomology?

Thomas Scott in Kenya

What's medical entomolology? Anyone who's an entomologist or who works in entomology is asked that question periodically. Medical, they know. Entomology? Often not. But medical entomology? Well, it's the study of relationships among arthorpods,...

Thomas Scott in Kenya
Thomas Scott in Kenya

IN KENYA--UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott, towers above schoolchildren in Kenya in a photo taken in 2004. (He's 6-foot, 6-inches tall.)

Mosquito that tranmits dengue
Mosquito that tranmits dengue

THE CULPRIT--This is the mosquito, Aedes egypti, that transmits dengue. UC Davis entomologist Thomas Scott is a leading authority on the mosquito and the disease. See http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/news/tomscottdengue.html. (Photo by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM

Off to Indonesia

Part of the Indonesian team

Good news.   It’s official. University of California, Davis scientists who manage campus biological collections have just received a five-year, $4 million grant to research the biodiversity of fungi, bacteria, plants, insects...

Part of the Indonesian team
Part of the Indonesian team

OFF TO INDONESIA--This group of UC Davis scientists will be doing research in Indonesia. From left are Ellen Dean, museum scientist, UC Davis Herbarium; Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist, Bohart Museum of Entomology; Kyria Boundy-Mills, curator of the Phaff Yeast Culture Collection in the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology; principal investigator Dan Potter, a plant systematist at the Agricultural Experiment Station and director of the UC Davis Herbarium; and Andrew Engilis Jr., curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology; and Irene Engilis, collections manager of the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from southeast Asia
Butterflies from southeast Asia

EXOTIC BUTTERFLIES--UC Davis entomologist Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and chair of the Department of Entomology, looks over butterflies from southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 4:52 PM

A Sad Photo

Abandoned Hive

It's a sad photo. The antenna of a honey bee pokes out of an abandoned hive. Victim of colony collapse disorder (CCD)? Perhaps. Everytime I look at the bent antenna, I think of a plea for help. Help me! Help me! Please help me! This bee should have...

Abandoned Hive
Abandoned Hive

The antenna of a honey bee pokes out of an abandoned hive. Colony collapse disorder? Perhaps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 6:09 PM

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