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Assassins, Bugs and Beer

A fast-moving assassin bug spears a male metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There I was, walking across the University of California, Davis, campus to the Environmental Sciences Building for an agricultural communicators' meeting: a notebook in my hand, cell phone in my pocket, and my trusty pocket camera strapped around my...

A fast-moving assassin bug spears a male metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fast-moving assassin bug spears a male metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fast-moving assassin bug spears a male metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Assassin bug paralyzes his prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Assassin bug paralyzes his prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Assassin bug paralyzes his prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:43 PM

The Eyes Have It

Blow Fly

The eyes have it.Look at the compound eyes of an insect. Some are colorful, some are drab. But they are all organs that detect light. Most insects "have some sight and many possess highly developed visual systems," write UC Davis entomology professors...

Blow Fly
Blow Fly

EYES of the blow fly glowing red in the sunlight. This fly is perched on yarrow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

EYES of a honey bee are rimmed with hair. This worker bee is nectaring lavender (and keeping a close eye out on the photographer). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-Faced Bumble Bee
Yellow-Faced Bumble Bee

EYES of yellow-faced bumble bee scan the horizon. This is a Bombus vosnesenskii atop catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Metallic Green Sweat Bee
Metallic Green Sweat Bee

EYES of a metallic green sweat bee are rimmed in fluorescent green. This is a male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp of UC Davis). It is on a seaside daisy at Tomales Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Leafcutter Bee
Leafcutter Bee

EYES of a leafcutter bee peer over rock purslane. This is a male Megachile sp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:09 PM
 
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