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What a Difference These Four UC Davis Entomologists Are Making!

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They study bees, ants, fruit flies and spider flies. And that's just a small portion of what they do. And what a difference they're making! Four UC Davis entomologists won awards from the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA). They...

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted-wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, infesting a raspberry. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, heading toward a California poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-Inspired Fashions! Compliments of the UC Davis EGSA

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about insect-inspired fashions! Insects are in. They're not only everywhere in nature (well, almost everywhere!), they've climbed, crawled, jumped, buzzed, fluttered, flew or otherwise positioned themselves on fashions, including the UC Davis...

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"The Beetles" t-shirt is EGSA's all-time best seller. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

"The Beetles" t-shirt is EGSA's all-time best seller. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM

UC Davis Design, Entomology Students to Showcase 'The World of Insects' at Art Exhibition June 6

Graphic design examples by UC Davis student Emily Liu comprise her business system revolving around crickets:

Take the creative and collaborative minds of students studying design and entomology at the University of California, Davis. Add an innovative project involving insects. Add three talented instructors: Diane Ullman, professor of entomology, UC Davis...

Graphic design examples by UC Davis student Emily Liu comprise her business system revolving around crickets:
Graphic design examples by UC Davis student Emily Liu comprise her business system revolving around crickets: "Chirpies."

Graphic design examples by UC Davis student Emily Liu comprise her business system revolving around crickets: "Chirpies."

Silkscreen work hanging on a wire. It will be displayed June 6 at an art exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Environmental Horticulture courtyard.
Silkscreen work hanging on a wire. It will be displayed June 6 at an art exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Environmental Horticulture courtyard.

Silkscreen work hanging on a wire. It will be displayed June 6 at an art exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Environmental Horticulture courtyard.

Demonstrating the silkscreen process are Gale Okumura (back) and Diane Ullman, partially seen.
Demonstrating the silkscreen process are Gale Okumura (back) and Diane Ullman, partially seen.

Demonstrating the silkscreen process are Gale Okumura (back) and Diane Ullman, partially seen.

Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 2:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Food Health Innovation

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...

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.
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.

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.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are  researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.
Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (front) with fellow myremcologists at a 2014 National Geographic expedition to Santa Rosa Island, led by David Holway and Phil Ward. In back (from left) are researchers Matt Prebus, Marek Borowiec and their major professor Phil Ward. Prebus, a doctoral candidate, will be giving his exit seminar this spring. Borowiec is now a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University.

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller,  director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and  incoming ESA president Michael Parrella,  dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)
Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

Brendon Boudinot (center) is the recipient of a first-place President's Prize for the second consecutive year in the Entomological Society of America's annual graduate student competition. With him are outgoing ESA president Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum; and incoming ESA president Michael Parrella, dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, and former professor/chair of the UC Davis Department. (ESA Photo)

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...

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

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

What is the honey bee seeking on the passionflower vine? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What is the honey bee seeking on the passionflower vine? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What is the honey bee seeking on the passionflower vine? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is seeking extra-floral nectaries on the petiole of a passionflower vine. They are described by Lenore Durkee of Grinnell College, Iowa, as
The honey bee is seeking extra-floral nectaries on the petiole of a passionflower vine. They are described by Lenore Durkee of Grinnell College, Iowa, as "glands that secrete primarily sugars and are found on the vegetative portions of many species of plants." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The honey bee is seeking extra-floral nectaries on the petiole of a passionflower vine. They are described by Lenore Durkee of Grinnell College, Iowa, as "glands that secrete primarily sugars and are found on the vegetative portions of many species of plants." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 3:48 PM
Tags: ants (15), EFN (1), extra-floral nectaries (1), glands (1), honey bee (195), Passiflora (35), passionflower vine (33)

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