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Frank Zalom: A Distinguished Public Service Scholar

Integrated pest management specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor, by an almond tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Integrated pest management (IPM) specialist Frank Zalom is a distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and now he's a distinguished public service scholar as well. He was just notified that he's a recipient of the...

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Aphids? Bring on the Beetle Mania!

Dorsal view of a multicolored Asian lady beetle on a rose bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're back! Have you checked your rose bushes lately? Along with the lush new growth, you'll probably notice a new crop of aphids. And if you look closely, probably lady beetles (aka ladybugs). The UC Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)...

Yellowjacket or Paper Wasp?

A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, sipping water. Note the black antennae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western yellowjackets, nicknamed "meat bees" (as opposed to the "vegetarian honey bees") are often misidentified. A recent visitor at a camp in the Sierra Nevada mountain range witnessed a large number of wasps and stinging behavior. They crowded...

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Pretty in Pink--And in Other Colors, Too!

A honey bee heads toward rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're pretty in pink. Well, not just pink. All other colors, too.  It's National Honey Bee Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. That's when we officially celebrate the honey bee, Apis mellifera, which the European colonists brought to the Jamestown colony...

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:13 PM

Moths! Moths! Moths! Can You Identify Your Moths?

This moth is the Tobacco Budworm (as identified by Lepitopteran Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology) It's  shown here on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you have this significant garden pest--a caterpillar eating your cabbage, lettuce, tomato, squash, geraniums and petunias--and more. And then one morning you see a moth on your blanket flower (Gaillardia). Hmm... What is it? The moth (below) is...

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

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