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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...

William Roltsch
William Roltsch

PRESENTATION--Entomologist William Roltsch of the California Department of Food and Agriculture discusses the light brown apple moth at the Nov. 6th meeting of the Northern California Entomology Society. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Male light brown apple moth
Male light brown apple moth

MALE LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH--The light brown apple moth is a native of Australia. (Photo courtesy of David Williams, principal scientist, Perennial Horticulture, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia.)

Female light brown apple moth
Female light brown apple moth

FEMALE LIGHT BROWN APPLE MOTH--The female has lighter coloring than the male. In Australia, it lays up to 1500 eggs in a clutch, usually three times a year.(Photo courtesy of David Williams, principal scientist, Perennial Horticulture, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia.)

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

War on Dengue Fever

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

UC Davis medical entomologist Thomas Scott is mentioned in "The War on Dengue Fever," a news article published Nov. 3, 2008 in the New York Times. Scott is a leading expert on dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease transmitted by Aeges...

Medical entomologist Thomas Scott
Medical entomologist Thomas Scott

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST--Thomas Scott, professor of entomology at UC Davis, is one of the leading authorities on dengue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In the lab
In the lab

IN THE LAB--Battling mosquito-borne diseases, Thomas Scott, medical entomologist and professor of entomology at UC Davis, maintains a mosquito research lab in Briggs Hall on the UC Davis campus and field stations in Mexico, Thailand and Peru. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Tags: dengue (10), New York Times (6), Thomas Scott (14)

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)

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