Backyard Orchard News
Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day. Saturday, May 7 is Moth-er's Day. Yes, that's Moth-er's Day,...
Chrysiridia rhipheus at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
Urania leilu at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology is known as "The Fly...
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey on "The Rock." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kelp flies or cormorant flies (Fucillia thinobia) on Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cormorant off waters of Alcatraz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
County fairs are known for cotton candy, corn dogs and cool treats. But some--such as the 136th...
Bee observation hive shows a queen and her court. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kathy Hicks of Dixon, superintendent of the Floriculture Building, displays insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotta love those solider beetles (family Cantharidae). When an army of soldier beetles goes on...
Soldier beetle (family Cantharidae) runs out of room. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you look at the current degree days for California red scale in the Lindcove area, we are about 125 degree days behind the 30 year average. In that region, we are accumulating about 10 DD per day and so we are about 2 weeks later than 'normal'. Be sure to follow degree day units either using the web site or your own temperature units to determine the best time to spray (for most insecticides, 550 degree days after the 1st or 2nd male flights).