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Posts Tagged: rose

An Insect Assembled by a Committee?

A katydid nymph on a rose leaf. The nymphs re wingless and have black and white banded antennae, according to UC IPM.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an insect that looks as if it were assembled by a dysfunctional committee: long angular legs,  long antennae, and beady eyes on a thin green body. All hail the katydid. It's usually camouflaged, disguised as a leaf in the...

Posted on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Aphid Reunion

Aphid reunion on a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The aphids know how to plan a family reunion.  Grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, mom and pop, brothers and sisters, cousins and more cousins--they're all gathering to feed on the lush growth of the spring roses, the juicy shoots, the tender buds....

Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Tags: aphids (1), lady beetle (1), ladybug (1), rose (5)

Stop and Smell the Roses

A honey bee checking out a butterfly rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Stop and smell the roses." How many times have you heard that? It's usually from someone urging us to slow down, to savor life, and to pay attention to the pleasures. Like fragrant roses. Honey bees seem to be particularly fond of the butterfly rose,...

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Kissin' Cousins

Male yellowjacket heads toward a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's that? A honey bee and a male yellowjacket on the same blossom? That's exactly what we saw Nov. 14 at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, located next to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road,...

Posted on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Fly on a Rose Petal

Fly on a Rose

Poet Gertrude Stein wrote in her 1913 poem, "Sacred Emily," that  "a rose is a rose is a rose." Things are what they are. The laws of identity. No matter where I go, there I am. When I captured this photo last Sunday of a...

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 5:03 PM
Tags: fly (1), Robert Kimsey (1), rose (5)
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