Email Print Site Map
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
University of California
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County

Posts Tagged: UC IPM

Can Lady Beetle Larvae Eat Aphids?

Close-up of a lady beetle larva eating an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can the larvae of lady beetles (aka ladybugs) eat aphids? Yes, they can.  And yes, they do. We spotted some lady beetle larvae on our yellow roses today and guess what they were doing? Right, eating aphids. Eating lots of aphids. The larvae look...

The Lady Beetle: An Eating Machine

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid, while other aphids appear to be

The lady beetle, aka ladybug, is a veritable eating machine. Have you ever watched a lady beetle gobble up those pesky aphids? Aphids may look fragile, harmless and sluggish, but wow, can those tiny insects ever suck those juices right out of your...

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

Next 5 stories | Last story

 
E-mail
 
Webmaster Email: mdhachman@ucdavis.edu