Quick! Name three states that have no official state insect.
That was one of the questions at the Linnaean Games, a traditional part of the Entomological Society of America's annual meeting.
This year's meeting, the 56th annual, is now...
LINNAEAN GAMES MODERATOR--Purdue entomology professor Tom Turpin moderates the annual Linnaean Games, part of the Entomological Society of America's annual meeting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When the Entomological Society of America's 56th annual meeting takes place Nov. 16-19 in Reno, UC Davis entomologists will be out in force.
And they'll be highly honored.
Entomology professors Michael Parrella and Frank Zalom will be...
FRANK ZALOM--UC Davis professor Frank Zalom, an integrated pest management specialist, will be inducted as a Fellow in the Entomological Society of America on Sunday, Nov. 16 at its plenary session. At the same session, he will be honored as part of the UC's seven-member Almond Pest Management Alliance Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team that will receive the Entomological Foundation’s 2008 Award for Excellence in IPM. Other team members are Carolyn Pickel, UC Cooperative Extension, Sutter-Yuba counties; Walter Bentley, UC Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier; UC Cooperative Extension farm advisors Mario Viveros, Kern County, Roger Duncan, Stanislaus County, and Joe Connell, Butte County; and scientist Barat Bisrabi, Dow AgroSciences. Both Pickel and Bentley are UC IPM advisors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
MICHAEL PARRELLA--UC Davis entomologist Michael Parrella will be inducted as a Fellow in the Entomological Society of America on Sunday, Nov. 16 in Reno. He is the associate dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, and professor of entomology.
WALTER LEAL--UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal will receive the ESA's coveted honor of Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology for his innovative and creative research involving insect communication. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CHRIS BARKER--Mosquito researcher Chris Barker is the winner of the John Henry Comstock Graduate Student Award from the Pacific Branch of the ESA. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)