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The Predator and the Prey: Just Wing It!

A male Stagmomomantis limbata, as identified by mantis expert Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis student who rears mantids, stretches in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Judge: "Will the defendant please rise?" The defendant, a praying mantis--a male Stragmomantis limbata--rises solemnly, stretching his spiked forelegs. Judge: "Do you have anything to say for yourself about how this dismembered Gulf Fritillary...

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:56 PM

New class of herbicides?

Weeds bordering avocado orchard

From the Topics in Subtropics blog   A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space, a microbe might produce and use chemicals that kill its plant...

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:46 PM
Tags: avocado (4), citrus (26), herbicide (52)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Pest Management

Ever Seen a Mantidfly?

Mantidflies use their front legs to catch small insect prey. This one was collected by John De Benedictis at the UC Davis Stebbens Cold Canyon Reserve. (Snapshot by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen a mantidfly, also called a mantisfly? Bohart Museum of Entomology associate John De Benedictis, aka "Moth Man,"  brought a mantidfly, an insect that's parasitic to spiders, to the museum on Tuesday. He collected it while blacklighting at...

UC IPM Hiring Pesticide Safety Writer

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The UC Statewide IPM Program is hiring a Pesticide Safety Writer to provide technical and administrative support to two programs: the Office of Pesticide Information and Coordination (OPIC) and the Pesticide Safety Education...

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:14 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management

A B-Day Celebration for Robbin Thorp at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology, serves dessert at Robbin Thorp's birthday celebration while the distinguished emeritus professor reads the birthday wishes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was "b-day" today at The Bohart Museum of Entomology in honor of longtime Bohart associate Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis. Bohart associates sang "Happy Birthday" and cheered when...

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