Posts Tagged: ants
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.
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)
Extra, extra, read all about it! This "extra" has nothing to do with a special edition of a newspaper. This "extra" deals with something that may puzzle you. This "extra" refers to the passionflower vine (Passiflora), the host plant of the Gulf...
A honey bee heads for a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What is the honey bee seeking on the passionflower vine? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The honey bee is seeking extra-floral nectaries on the petiole of a passionflower vine. They are described by Lenore Durkee of Grinnell College, Iowa, as "glands that secrete primarily sugars and are found on the vegetative portions of many species of plants." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It promises to be a fun and educational entomological weekend at the University of California, Davis! Think noon and night. Friday noon! At Friday noon, July 17, ant specialist Phil Ward, professor of entomology, will present a...
A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.
A white-lined sphinx moth that may be seen Saturday night, July 18 at Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).
John "Jack" Longino knows his ants. "We share the planet with millions of species, and many of them are insects," says Longino, professor and associate chair of biology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the adjunct curator of...
A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)
Who would have thought? Who would have thought that ants are more closely related to bees than they are to most wasps? In ground-breaking research to be published Oct. 21 in Current Biology, a team of UC Davis scientists and a colleague from the...
A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants and bees are more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps, such as this yellow jacket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)