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You never know what they will do. When you release newly emerged monarch butterflies (Danaus...
A male (left) and female monarch on a scarlet milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female monarch (right) moves toward the male. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two monarchs meet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quick, what's the answer to: "What is the smallest insect that is not a parasite...
This was the scene at the ESA Linnaean Games Championships: UC Davis on the left, and the University of Florida on the right. (Photo by Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now in a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University)
National champions: Gamesmaster Deane Jorgenson (far left) and ESA president Phil Mulder (far right) pose with the UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, who won the national ESA Linnaean Games Championship.. Members In the center are (from left) Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
When you're rearing monarch caterpillars in an indoor habitat, watch out for the escapees. Monarch...
A monarch chrysalis dangles from an electrical cord. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This newly emerged monarch, drying her wings, clings to her chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarch climbs to the top of the cord. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're trying to fuse art with science and want to draw a wasp on a penny-farthing, but the legs...
Stacey Rice of the Larry Godfrey lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, wearing the winning t-shirt she desinged. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Research published today in the journal Nature about neonicintoid pesticide exposure and...
A yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) foraging on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Neonics are hindering bumble bees' ability to pollinate apples, a UK study has found. This photo shows Gravenstein apples in Sebastopol. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)