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Yes, it happens. We've heard the stories and read some of the scientific literature about what a...
A mating pair of praying mantids. At left is the male, soon to lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The headless male lived about eight hours. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the headless male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The severe California drought--we're in the fourth year--is affecting us all, but it's also...
he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food. This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rachel Rattner is beginning her 5th year in the Plant Biology Ph.D program at UC Riverside working...
Immature Lane Late navel fruit (Citrus sinensis)
Roots from sour orange rootstock (Citrus aurantium)
This is a a story about a spider and a skipper. Technically, a banded garden spider (Argiope...
A banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata)--as identified by UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro--waits for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata) wraps its meal, a male fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
While the garden spider wraps its prey, two fiery skippers (Hylephila phyleus) prepare to mate on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Photographers are frustrated, and rightfully so, with all the thievery on the Internet. Like many...
The Sting: A bee stings the wrist of Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen. That's the abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
'The Sting' now has a life of its own and many are using it for their own commercial purposes: to profit from a photo that is not theirs.