Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology
Robbin Thorp would have been proud of what happened on Thursday, Jan. 14. When the UC...
This manzanita plant at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, near Old Davis Road, is where UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Charlie Nicholson captured an image of the first bumble bee of the year. (Photo by Charlie Nicholson)
In this 2015 Bee Course class photo, Charlie Nicholson (top, far left) holds the sign. In the second row, far left, is co-instructor Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology. Nicholson is the winner of the inaugural Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
The Bee Course instructors in 2013 included (from left) Laurence Packer, York University, Toronto; Terry Griswold, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; Steve Buchmann, Tucson, Ariz.; Robbin Thorp, UC Davis, John Ascher, University of Singapore; Jim Cane, USDA Bee Lab, Logan, Utah; and Eli Wyman, American Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Not pictured course leader Jerome Rozen, American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of The Bee Course)
A reader asks: Does the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology have a fact sheet on black widow...
A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seen any bumble bees lately in Yolo or Solano counties? If so, and if you photograph the...
Allan Jones of Davis captured this image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, on Jan. 6, 2020 in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Allan Jones)
This yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, showed up Jan. 1, 2018 at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on a rose on Jan. 25, 2020 in Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's time to revisit the "Thirteen Bugs of Christmas!" Back in 2010, Extension apiculturist...
"On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 5 golden bees." This is a cordovan bee; an image taken in a Vacaville, Calif., pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 11 queen bees piping." This image shows a queen bee and her retinue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sorry, contrary to popular opinion and Western lore, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is NOT a...
Giddy-up! Santa, being the jolly ol' gent he is, drives The Red-Nosed Mantis in front of the Davis home of entomologists Robert and Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
This praying mantis, photographed in Vacaville, Calif., waits to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)