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The Beauty and the Beast

Green lacewing

She looked like a ballerina, with her long, thin antennae; slender, delicate body; and translucent, finely veined wings. She dropped down on a stem in a UC Davis flower bed. Her eyes...

Green lacewing
Green lacewing

WHERE'S DINNER?--This green lacewing (Chrysopa spp.) checks out the menu in a UC Davis flower garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 6:27 PM
Tags: aphids (36), Chrysopa (1), green lacewings (2), UC Davis (172)

We're Outnumbered

The Bees

We’re outnumbered. Plain as day. And they’re not going away.   The estimated ratio of insects to humans is 200 million to one, say Iowa State University entomologists Larry Pedigo and Marlin Rice in their newly...

The Bees
The Bees

THE BEES--Honey bees are the good insects. Here UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey looks at a healthy frame of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Aphids
The Aphids

THE APHIDS--Aphids are crop pests. Their reproductive capabilities are immense. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Mosquitoes
The Mosquitoes

THE MOSQUITOES--Mosquitoes that transmit diseases, such as malaria and West Nile virus, can kill us. Entomology graduate student Tara Thiemann is studying Culex mosquitoes. Infected Culex mosquitoes can transmit West Nile virus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 6:25 PM
Tags: aphids (36), bees (41), insects (50), mosquitoes (21), Susan Cobey (83), we're outnumbered (1)

They Suck

Aphids on Gaura

Call them plant lice. Call them plant suckers. Call them aphids. The tiny, soft-bodied insects with pear-shaped bodies form denses colonies on plants. They suck. Literally. Their destructive feeding habits do not endear them to gardeners and farmers....

Aphids on Gaura
Aphids on Gaura

APHIDS ON GAURA--These aphids are feasting on a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Tags: aphids (36), gaura (3), plant lice (1), plant suckers (1)

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