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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...

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

A honey bee heads for a passionflower vine (Passiflora).  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extra, extra, read all about it! This "extra" has nothing to do with a special edition of a newspaper. This "extra" deals with something that may puzzle you. This "extra" refers to the passionflower vine (Passiflora), the host plant of the Gulf...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 3:48 PM

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 (12), Christine Casey (1), Elina Niñ0 (1), Greg Kareofelas (1), Jeff Smith (1), Lynn Kimsey (2), moth (1), Moth Night (1), moths (1), Phil Ward (7), Tabatha Yang (2)

'The Astonishing Ant Man' Jack Longino to Speak at UC Davis

A side view of the new ant species Eurhopalothrix zipacna that Jack Longino discovered in Central America. (Photo by Jack Longino)

John "Jack" Longino knows his ants. "We share the planet with millions of species, and many of them are insects," says Longino, professor and associate chair of biology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and the adjunct curator of...

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM
Tags: Alex Wild (3), ants (12), Jack Longino (1), Phil Ward (7), seminar (2), UC Davis (1), University of Utah (1)

Surprise! Bees and Ants More Closely Related Than Most Wasps

A bee and an ant; they're more closely related than they are to most wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who would have thought? Who would have thought that ants are more closely related to bees than they are to most wasps? In ground-breaking research to be published Oct. 21 in Current Biology, a team of UC Davis scientists and a colleague from the...

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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