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Posts Tagged: larva

Do 'Cats Eat Other 'Cats? Do Larva Eat Other Larva?

A lady beetle larva attacking and eating a syrphid fly larva. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there. It's also a 'cat-eat-'cat world, that is, when a caterpillar eats another caterpillar. Or in this case, when larva eats larva. We recently spotted this lady beetle larva eating a syrphid fly larva on our yellow rose...

Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 4:54 PM

New Video from UC IPM on Pantry Pests!

If you have insects invading your kitchen or pantry, or if you've ever opened stored food products and discovered pests inside, you'll want to watch this new video from UC IPM. It describes several types of pantry pests, foods they are attracted to,...

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 9:33 AM
Tags: beetles (1), containers (1), flour (1), Food (1), grain (1), infestation (1), larva (5), monitor (1), moth (1), nuts (1), packages (1), pantry (1), pest (1), phermone traps (1), rice (1), sweets (1), ucipm (1), video (1), weevil (1)

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 (5), pupa (2), weight (1)

'The Ladybug Shrub'


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 (5), pupa (2)
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