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Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 22: Yes, There's Life After Lawn
Posted 10/21/2016 - Is there life after lawn? Yes. If you're looking for plants to attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies, then the UC Davis Arboretum's Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 22 is the place to "bee." A public fall clearance sale will be held from 9...

Zeroing in on the Zika Virus at ICE 2016
Posted 10/20/2016 - The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, probably isn't the only mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. That's what UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal, co-chair of the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) recently held in Orlando,...

A Boy, Bugs, a Birthday and the Bohart
Posted 10/19/2016 - A 12-year-old boy from Mesa, Ariz. with a lifelong interest in bugs, got what he wished for last week at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. This story is about a boy, bugs, a birthday and the Bohart. Ty Elowe, who seeks a...

Meet the Researchers and the Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper
Posted 10/18/2016 - UC Davis-based research involving the Grapevine Red Blotch Disease and the three-cornered alfalfa hopper, Spissistilus festinus, appears prominently in the news this week. It's the cover story of a special focus issue, "Disease Management in the...

Architectural Structure of Collapsed Feral Bee Colony Saved for UC Davis Public Display
Posted 10/17/2016 - The architectural structure of a collapsed feral honey bee colony in a hollowed-out Eucalyptus tree in a secluded area near the Nut Tree Airport, Vacaville, now has a permanent home: the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California,...

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