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Posts Tagged: larva

From an Egg to a Caterpillar to a Chrysalis to a Monarch

A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever seen a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) lay an egg on her host plant, the milkweed? Have you ever seen a close-up of the egg? The larva or caterpillar? The chrysalis? The eclosure (when the adult emerges from the...

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM

Now That's Massive Weight Gain!

The tiny egg of a future honey bee weighs about 0.1 mg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're thinking you're putting on a little weight during the holidays. Not to worry. Put it all in perspective by thinking about the larvae of the honey bee. Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, likes to talk...

Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 5:42 PM
Tags: adult (2), egg (2), honey bee (1), larva (3), pupa (2), weight (1)

'The Ladybug Shrub'

Ladybug

Our Artemisia, a silvery-leafed shrub bordering our bee friendly garden, looks quite orange and black these days.It's not for lack of water or some exotic disease. It's the ladybug (aka lady beetle) population.If you look closely, you'll see eggs, larvae...

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Tags: Artemisia (1), ladybug (1), larva (3), pupa (2)
 
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