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The Medfly 'Through the Decades': Tune in to Hear Professor Carey on July 3

Distinguished Professor James R. Carey is known for his outstanding research, outreach and advocacy program involving invasion biology, specifically the Mediterranean Fruit Fly (medfly) and the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember when scientists first detected the Mediterranean fruit fly in California? It was the early 1980s. The invasive insect, better known as the medfly (Ceratitis capitata), threatened the state's multi-billion-dollar fruit and vegetable industry,...

UC Davis Commencement Speaker: Upholding the Standard of a Healthy Flatworm

Student speaker Hannah Trumbull is flanked by Helene Dillard, dean of the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter.

“Nematodes” and “commencement” don't usually appear together in the same sentence. But they did when UC Davis student Hannah Trumbull, a human development major and political science minor from Albany, Calif., delivered her...

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Butterfly Ballet: No Boundaries, No Borders

Gulf Fritillaries in a

If you're nurturing a passionflower vine (Passiflora), you've probably seen "The Butterfly Ballet."' The Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae), orangish-reddish butterflies with silver-spangled wings, stay close to Passiflora, their host...

A Unique Connection and a Living Legacy

Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida in his lab in Toyama.

The work of the late chemical ecologist/UC Davis professor Sean Duffey (1943-1997) lives on. Chemical ecologist Yuko Ishida of Toyama, Japan, a former UC Davis post-doctoral researcher who shared the same lab--and the same bench--in Briggs Hall that...

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11:10 AM

How to Make an Insect Collection

Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in

It's that time of year again. Teachers ask their students to make an insect collection. The project is considered a "rite of passage." However, often the students--whether they be middle school, high school or college level--don't know where to...

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM

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