Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
Evolutionary ecologist Leslie Saul-Gershenz goes places where many have been but few have ever...
Leslie Saul-Gershenz in the Channel Island National Park conducting a native bee survey.
Leslie Saul-Gershenz doing field work on bee nesting beds of the solitary bee, Nomia melanderi, in Walla Walla, Wash. (2010-2015).
A digger bee, Habropoda pallida, with blister beetle larvae. (Photo by Leslie Saul-Gershenz)
Intriguing topic: social evolution in social insects... The UC Davis Department of Entomology and...
A close encounter between a honey bee and a velvety tree ant (Liometopum occidentale) on a lavender blossom; both are social insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You're watching honey bees foraging in a field. They buzz toward a blossom, sip nectar, and...
A honey bee heads toward a lupine blossom. It's not just the nectar she's scented. UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette has just published a paper in New Phytologist journal that shows nectar-living microbes release scents or volatile compounds, too, and can influence a pollinator's foraging preference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Microbial stains (fungi and bacteria) isolated from floral nectar. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
This is the electroantennogram (EAG) assay set-up. (Photo by Bryan Smith, USDA-ARS)
To pin a butterfly specimen... Visitors at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open...
Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's not every beekeeper who can say they've owned--and used--a smoker for 70 years. "Bee Man"...
Emeritus professor of apiculture Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist emeritus, pose with Gary's 70-year-old smoker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little fun between friends! Norm Gary (left) playfully aims his smoker at Eric Mussen. Gary retired from UC Davis in 1994 as an apiculture professor, and Mussen in 2014 as an Extension apiculturist. Mussen continues to maintain an office in Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Norm Gary (left) and Eric Mussen sign a Western Apicultural Society poster. Gary initiated and spearheaded the founding of WAS and served as its first president. Mussen just finished his sixth term as president. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Norm Gary's 70-year-old smoker. He acquired this at age 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)