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Meet Your Entomologists Who Study Everything from Soapberry Bugs to Monarchs

The focus is on soapberry bugs in this collage by evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll. Doctoral candidate Meredith Cenzer will speak on her research on Oct. 5.

A good place to meet entomologists and learn about what they're researching is at seminars. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology has announced the list of speakers for the fall seminars. Agricultural entomologist and seminar coordinator...

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Fluttering Along on a Butterfly Tour

Entomologist Joel Hernandez discusses butterflies and moths. In the background are some of his specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They explored the amazing diversity of butterflies. Nearly 90 butterfly enthusiasts--from senior citizens to pre-schoolers--met up with entomologist Joel Hernandez last Sunday for his second annual talk and tour on "Butterflies Up Close," sponsored by...

Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM

There's a Genetic Component to the Host Choice of This Malaria Mosquito

Villagers and cattle along the road near Pimperena in southern Mali. UC Davis researchers have announced that mosquito preference for human-versus-animal biting has a genetic component. (Photo by Yoosook Lee, UC Davis)

A mosquito that feeds on both humans and cattle and is the primary vector of malaria in east Africa is making headlines. And well it should. Research led by UC Davis medical entomologists and published in the Sept. 15 edition of PLOS Genetics,...

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:08 PM

Her Shoes Are as Magical and Enchanting as Lightning Bugs

Lynn Kimsey gets ready to lace up her new shoes, painted with cuckoo wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She's known fondly as "The Wasp Woman" (wasps are her specialty) and now she may be known as "The Entomologist with the Magic Shoes." Everyone will see her coming. And going. Folks at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology recently gifted their...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Why They're Cautioning: 'Use Antimicrobials Wisely'

The malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll and colleagues point to a World Health Organization paper indicating that malaria is one of the diseases that

UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll and colleagues are on a mission. When the United Nations meets Sept. 21 in New York, they want the UN to reframe its action on the global antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) crisis. It's crucial. How...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM

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