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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)

A UC Davis Exhibition: Exploring the Relationship Between People and Insects

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition,

Insects as art! The shapes, the colors...Bees, beetles, butterflies... Capture images of the bees, create sculptures from beetle galleries, and depict insect motifs on clothing... Don't miss the unique exhibition, It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design,...

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition,
This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," and also will be featured at the Bohart Museum open house on Jan. 21. See alexanderwild.com for more of his photos. (Image copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," and also will be featured at the Bohart Museum open house on Jan. 21. See alexanderwild.com for more of his photos. (Image copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Flight of the Bumble Bee

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Every time we see a pollen-packing bumble bee take flight, we think of the 300,000-pound Spruce Goose, which was never flight-worthy (well, except for its brief flight on Nov. 2, 1947). Remember the Spruce Goose? Technically known as the Hughes H-4...

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

BugShot Austin 2016!

Alex Wild shows photographers some white box techniques at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like to photograph insects, and want to know more about macro photography and entomology, then "BugShot Austin 2016" may be something to consider-- for either yourself or as a gift for someone. The event takes place May 12-15 in Austin and...

Alex Wild shows photographers some white box techniques at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alex Wild shows photographers some white box techniques at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alex Wild shows photographers some white box techniques at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

John Abbott discusses camera equipment for macro photography at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
John Abbott discusses camera equipment for macro photography at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

John Abbott discusses camera equipment for macro photography at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

John Abbott discusses camera equipment for macro photography at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
John Abbott discusses camera equipment for macro photography at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Instructor Thomas Shahan (center) talks photography at BugShot Hastings. He specializes in macro images of jumping spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Capturing an image of a lady beetle at  BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Capturing an image of a lady beetle at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Capturing an image of a lady beetle at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off to photograph insects at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Off to photograph insects at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off to photograph insects at BugShot Hastings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 8:04 PM

For the Love of Insects

We love looking at insect images. Drum roll...the winning images for the Entomological Society of America's Photo Salon, a global competition, have just been announced. They will be shown at the ESA's meeting, Nov. 15-18 in Minneapolis, Minn. (The ESA...


"Pollen Power": A robber fly with a trace of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Pollen Power": A robber fly with a trace of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Giddy Up": Two Chinese praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Giddy Up": Two Chinese praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 4:48 PM

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