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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...

UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot: Adding to Our Knowledge of Ants

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.

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...

This Bio Boot Camp Is Just for Teens

The 2011 UC Davis Bio Boot Camp featured a tour of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road. Here the campers crowd around beekeeper Elizabeth Frost as she opens the hive. Frost is now the education officer for honey bees at the Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Teenagers who dig bugs and wildlife biology will love this! The UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology is again sponsoring two summer Bio Boot Camps: one for youths entering the seventh, eighth or ninth grade this fall, and one for youths entering grades...

Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Marek Borowiec's Awesome Social Insects Award

Ant specialist Marek Borowiec collecting ants at the summit of Mt Marojejy in northern Madagascar. (Photo by Kimiora Ward)

Marek Borowiec, who attributes his interest in ants to E.O. Wilson's autobiography "Naturalist," has just won a major award. It's more than major: it's an international award for his distinguished research and scholarly activity. Borowiec, who received...

Ants and Moths: Think Noon and Night!

A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

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...

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:56 PM
Tags: Ant Day (1), ants (7), Christine Casey (1), Elina Niñ0 (1), Greg Kareofelas (1), Jeff Smith (1), Lynn Kimsey (2), moth (1), Moth Night (1), moths (1), Phil Ward (20), Tabatha Yang (2)

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