Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
University of California
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

Posts Tagged: Brendon Boudinot

And Along Came a Spider

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been checking out the honey bees foraging on the almonds lately--in between the rains--you might see other critters as well. Like a winter ant. Or a jumping spider. This winter ant, Prenolepis imparis (as identified by ant specialist Brendon...

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Behold, the Big-Eyed Ant (And Brendon Boudinot Will Talk About It)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

It's not just about the sting or those big eyes. Ant specialists and other researchers also hone in on big-eyed ants for their relationships with plants. Those attending a UC Davis seminar this week on big ants will learn all about them, including the...

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)
This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

What's New in Entomology/Nematology Seminars

Entomologist Fiona Goggin of the University of Arkansas studies plant defenses. A UC Davis alumnus, she will return to the campus Jan. 17 to present a seminar. Here aphids suck out plant juices in a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology is gearing up for a plethora of seminars for the winter quarter--ranging from understanding insect behavior to understanding biodiversity. The department launched the seminars  Wednesday, Jan. 10...

Entomologist Fiona Goggin of the University of Arkansas studies plant defenses. A UC Davis alumnus, she will return to the campus Jan. 17 to present a seminar. Here aphids suck out plant juices in a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fiona Goggin of the University of Arkansas studies plant defenses. A UC Davis alumnus, she will return to the campus Jan. 17 to present a seminar. Here aphids suck out plant juices in a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fiona Goggin of the University of Arkansas studies plant defenses. A UC Davis alumnus, she will return to the campus Jan. 17 to present a seminar. Here aphids suck out plant juices in a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Beatles Have Nothing on The Beetles

It's the "in" thing. Insects--their beauty, their structure, their diversity--are inspiring noted fashion designers, but those fashion designers are way, way behind the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA). EGSA members are...


"The Beetles" is one of the most popular t-shirts designed, crafted and sold by members of the UC Davis Entomoogy Graduate Students' Association.

"The Beetles" is one of the most popular t-shirts designed, crafted and sold by members of the UC Davis Entomoogy Graduate Students' Association.

Honey bees are also a favorite. This t-shirt was designed by graduate student Danny Klittich, who now has his doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees are also a favorite. This t-shirt was designed by graduate student Danny Klittich, who now has his doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees are also a favorite. This t-shirt was designed by graduate student Danny Klittich, who now has his doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stacey Rice, a former junior specialist in the lab of the late Extension entomologist Larry Godfrey, designed this t-shirt she is wearing. This is
Stacey Rice, a former junior specialist in the lab of the late Extension entomologist Larry Godfrey, designed this t-shirt she is wearing. This is "Hymenoptera on Bicycle."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stacey Rice, a former junior specialist in the lab of the late Extension entomologist Larry Godfrey, designed this t-shirt she is wearing. This is "Hymenoptera on Bicycle."(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 4:30 PM

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot: Adding to Our Knowledge of Ants

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

If you attended the 2017 Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting, held recently in Denver, you probably recognized a familiar face and his research. Myrmecologist (ant specialist) Brendon Boudinot, doctoral candidate in the Phil Ward lab, UC...

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.
Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are  researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.
Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller,  director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and  incoming ESA president Michael Parrella,  dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)
Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

First storyPrevious 5 stories  |  Next 5 stories | Last story

 
E-mail
 
Webmaster Email: mdhachman@ucdavis.edu