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Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies
Posted 8/30/2016 - When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting. And just when you're focused on where they are, they aren't there anymore. Where'd they go? Oh, over there! Take the case of the...

And Along Came a Wasp...
Posted 8/29/2016 - So here's this cute little reddish/orangish caterpillar munching away on a passionflower vine. It's Sunday and he's having Sunday dinner--after having Sunday breakfast and lunch and snacks in between, thank you. He's on his way to becoming a Gulf...

William Hazeltine II: His Passion, His Work Live On
Posted 8/26/2016 - Noted medical entomologist William Hazeltine II (1926-1994) made a difference. Today he continues to make a difference through his legacy--supporting mosquito research of UC Davis graduate students. Hazeltine, a U.S. Navy veteran who studied entomology...

Have a Rice Day! (Except for the Armyworms)
Posted 8/25/2016 - It's a day that rice growers look forward to. Bugs, not so much. Because they're targeted. Especially the fall armyworms. California's 2015 rice season indicated unprecedented levels of armyworms--the highest of the last 25 years, according to...

Forget the Soaps: Let's Talk Soapberry Bugs!
Posted 8/24/2016 - A soap opera is usually defined as a drama performed as a serial on daytime TV. But soapberry bugs and the people who study them are much more interesting!  Forget the soaps; let's talk about soapberry bugs and an entomologist at the University of...

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