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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 (33), bees (39), insects (49), mosquitoes (19), Susan Cobey (83), we're outnumbered (1)

Writing with Light

Ten-lined June beetle

I've always loved the wit and wisdom of insect-inspired poets. God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. - - Ogden Nash "The Fly" We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how...

Ten-lined June beetle
Ten-lined June beetle

"Wanna make something of it?" Ten-lined June beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee
Honey bee

"C'mon in, the nectar's fine." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blow fly
Blow fly

"Hey, I'm a pollinator, too!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carpenter bee
Carpenter bee

"Okay, I'm a pest, but just think of me as a bee." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee on pomegranate blossom
Bee on pomegranate blossom

"I came for the nectar but I'm staying for the pollen." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mosquito
Mosquito

"I'm out for blood." Culex quinquefasciatus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle
Spotted cucumber beetle

"Just think of me as a lady bug." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Tags: bee (7), bugs (12), insects (49), mosquito (5), photography (4), ten-lined June beetle (1), writing with light (1)

What's Entomology?

richardbohart

I'm standing in line at the photo center, waiting to pay for the dozen 8x10 photos of noted entomologist Richard Bohart that I’d ordered for his UC Davis memorial. “Doc,” as he was called, died Feb. 1, 2007 in Berkeley at age 93 after...

richardbohart
richardbohart

Richard Bohart (1913-2007) on May 15, 2006, when he received the International Society of Hymenopterists Distinguished Research Medal, one of three ever awarded. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 8, 2008 at 1:01 PM

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