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Is There a Better Camouflage Than This?

Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, disguised in florets. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Robbin Thorp saw it first. Talk about an eagle eye. Thorp, a native pollinator specialist and emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, was monitoring the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road, UC...

Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, disguised in florets. (Photo by Allan Jones)
Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, disguised in florets. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, disguised in florets. (Photo by Allan Jones)

Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, on Robbin Thorp's finger. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)
Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, on Robbin Thorp's finger. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)

Larva of an emerald moth, Synchlora, on Robbin Thorp's finger. (Photo by Robbin Thorp)

Davis photographer Gary Zamzow (far left); native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (center), emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, and Davis photographer Allan Jones in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Davis photographer Gary Zamzow (far left); native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (center), emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, and Davis photographer Allan Jones in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Davis photographer Gary Zamzow (far left); native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (center), emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, and Davis photographer Allan Jones in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Up Close and Personal with a Female Flame Skimmer

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a beauty. But not nearly as striking as her male counterpart. The flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) owned a perch on a bamboo stake last Tuesday in residential Davis. Davis resident Gary Zamzow, a dynamite insect photographer...

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The Mighty Monarch

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We're accustomed to seeing a solitary monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) flitting around a garden. But millions of them? It was interesting to read the National Public Radio piece (Oct. 4) on Flight: A Few Million Little Creatures That...

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterfly nectaring a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9:47 PM

'Oh, Is This One of Your Bees?'

What are you looking at? A praying mantis, with a female sweat bee grasped in its spiked forelegs, looks at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The photo just begs for a caption. The praying mantis, with a female sweat bee grasped in its spiked forelegs, suddenly turns its head to look at the photographer. Actually, three photographers: Davis insect photographers/bee enthusiasts Allan Jones...

What are you looking at? A praying mantis, with a female sweat bee grasped in its spiked forelegs, looks at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What are you looking at? A praying mantis, with a female sweat bee grasped in its spiked forelegs, looks at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What are you looking at? A praying mantis, with a female sweat bee grasped in its spiked forelegs, looks at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis continues to eat the sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis continues to eat the sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis continues to eat the sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Tags: Allan Jones (13), Gary Zamzow (10), praying mantis (89), Robbin Thorp (237), sweat bee (18)

In Pursuit of Rare Bumble Bees

Cockerell’s bumble bee. (Photo by Greg Ballmer, UC Riverside)

It's good to see University of California scientists pursuing rare bumble bees. The latest news on the bumble bee front: UC Riverside scientists recently rediscovered "Cockerell's Bumble Bee" (Bombus cockerelli Franklin), considered "the rarest of the...

Cockerell’s bumble bee. (Photo by Greg Ballmer, UC Riverside)
Cockerell’s bumble bee. (Photo by Greg Ballmer, UC Riverside)

Cockerell’s bumble bee. (Photo by Greg Ballmer, UC Riverside)

The criticallly imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Robbin Thorp, UC Davis)
The criticallly imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Robbin Thorp, UC Davis)

The criticallly imperiled Franklin's bumble bee. (Photo by Robbin Thorp, UC Davis)

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10:42 PM

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