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Scientists Reveal New Method to Characterize Physiological Responses to Parasitism

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

Have you ever seen a wasp oviposit or lay its eggs inside a caterpillar? Or the egg of a moth? it's not always easy to tell what's going on without destroying both species. But newly published research by UC Davis agricultural entomologist Christian...

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)
A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

A parasitic wasp, Microplitis demolitor, laying an egg (ovipositing) in larva of soybean looper moth. (Photo by Jena Johnson of the Michael Strand lab, University of Georgia)

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Of Skittles and Magnolia Leaves and Mosquito Eggs

Christian Nansen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, illustrated his research paper, published in PLOS ONE, with this graphic.

Quick! Can you think of published research that involves Skittles, magnolia leaves and mosquito eggs? If you've been following the innovative work of agricultural entomologist and remote sensing technology researcher Christian Nansen, associate...

Christian Nansen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, illustrated his research paper, published in PLOS ONE, with this graphic.
Christian Nansen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, illustrated his research paper, published in PLOS ONE, with this graphic.

Christian Nansen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, illustrated his research paper, published in PLOS ONE, with this graphic.

Christian Nansen Lab: Groundbreaking Research on Plant-to-Plant Communication

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

Professor Rick Karban of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, author of the landmark book, Plant Sensing and Communication (University of Chicago Press), says that plants can eavesdrop, sense danger in the environment, and can...

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal
An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

An illustration of plant-plant communication by the Christian Nansen lab, in the Plant Methods journal

Living on the Edge

Hoang Danh

Congratulations to Hoang Danh “Derrick” Nguyen, a graduate student in the Christian Nansen lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, for his recent publication in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development. In his...

Hoang Danh
Hoang Danh "Derrick" Nguyen, who is studying for his master's degree in entomology, is shown here sampling insects from strawerry plants. (Photo by Christian Nansen)

Hoang Danh "Derrick" Nguyen, who is studying for his master's degree in entomology, is shown here sampling insects from strawerry plants. (Photo by Christian Nansen)

Why These Mealworms Don't Miss a Meal

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Several years ago you probably read about the Stanford researchers who discovered that mealworms--larvae of darkling beetles--eat Styrofoam. And if you attended the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Dec. 5, 2015, you may have seen...

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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