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These European Paper Wasps Didn't Get the Memo

A sign on a UC Davis recycling bin clearly says

They didn't get the memo. A sign on a recycling bin near the Mann Laboratory at the University of California, Davis, clearly reads "Bottles and Cans Only." It says nothing about wasps. But there they were: European paper wasps (Polistes dominula)...

Getting Steak and Dessert at the Same Time

A European paper wasp catching prey on a showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterflies aren't the only insects that hang around milkweed, their host plant. You're likely to see a variety of predators, such as the European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. This paper wasp is a little skittish around paparazzi so it helps...

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Why Influx of Caterpillars Linked to Hawks

Three's company! Three juvenile Cooper's hawks, as identified by Andrew Engilis, Jr. curator of the UC Davis Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology,cooling off in an urban birdbath in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe."--John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra Muir said it well. Muir (1938-1914), the naturalist and conservationist known as "The Father of Our National...

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 5:13 PM

The Bees Have It!

Bee scientist Marla Spivak of the University of Minnesota keynoted  the first-ever UC Davis Bee Symposium. (Photo by Dan Marshall)

If you missed the first-ever UC Davis Bee Symposium on keeping bees healthy, not to worry The event, hosted May 9 in the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science by the Honey and Pollination Center and the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Wasp Love!

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, foraging for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Wasp love." You don't hear those two words often, but you'll hear them often from Amy Toth, who's hoping that the hashtag, #wasplove, will draw attention to the wonderful world of wasps. Toth, known for her work on bee and wasp behavior,genomics, and...

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:35 PM

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