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Mosquitoes Are in the News Three-Fold at UC Davis and Here's Why!

Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika viruses. (CDC Photo)

Mosquitoes are in the news three-fold at the University of California, Davis. First, there's the upcoming free public event, the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, set Thursday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1001 of Giedt Hall.  Professor...

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Feuding, Bigamy and Tunneling: Hear About The Eccentric Life of Entomologist Harrison Dyar

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published

Former Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar, noted for his research on moths and butterflies, was not your typical entomologist. He feuded with fellow entomologists, was a bigamist (married to two wives at the same time) and caused an uproar when a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

The Most Dangerous Animal on the Planet

Malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, UC Davis

What's the most dangerous animal on the planet? No, not rhinos,  cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, elephants, crocodiles or sharks. It's an insect, the blood-sucking mosquito. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria, including Anopheles gambiae, kill more...

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Mosquitoes Take the Spotlight: Front Line and Center

Aedes aegypti feeding on its host. (Photo by Jena Johnson)

Mosquitoes will take the spotlight, front line and center, this month. On Wednesday, April 8, Regents Professor Michael Strand of the University of Georgia, Athens, and internationally recognized for his research on parasite-insect host interactions,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Eight Decades of Bees 'n Skeeters

Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! What do you think of when someone mentions "honey bees and mosquitoes" in the same sentence? Honey bees are the pollinators, the beneficial insects. Infected mosquitoes transmit killer diseases such as malaria and dengue; they are our most...

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:16 PM

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