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Trapping the Asian Giant Hornet

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

Just when folks were beginning to think "it may be over and done" regarding Asian giant hornet...

This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)
This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet trapped July 14 at Birch Bay, Whatcom County, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Food and Agriculture)

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.
These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

These Asian giant hornet images from the Washington State Department of Agriculture shows (from left), an example of a worker; the specimen collected July 14; an example of the queen.

This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page,
This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page, "Is This a Murder Hornet," shows the 10-mile radius where the Asian giant hornets were found. (Map courtesy of Stephane De Greef)

This map on Stephane De Greef's Facebook page, "Is This a Murder Hornet," shows the 10-mile radius where the Asian giant hornets were found. (Map courtesy of Stephane De Greef)

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 3:57 PM

Three More Wild Buckwheats

Buckwheat - E. umbellatum, Demonstration Garden, Laura Lukes

This final discussion of Eriogonum, or wild buckwheat, examines three beauties that are grown at...

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 AM
  • Author: Laura Lukes

Why Bees Are Artists and Engineers--Robert E. Page Jr.'s New Book

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,

It's a long-awaited book, 25 years in the making. And it's sure to "bee" among the very...

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book,
Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Eminent honey bee geneticist and biologist Robert E. Page Jr. with his new book, "The Art of the Bee."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book,
Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Robert E. Page Jr. examines a bee swarm. He is the author of a new book, "The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies."

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Behold: A Mexican Cactus Fly on a Mexican Sunflower

It's not often you see a Mexican cactus fly, Copestylum mexicanum, nectaring on a...


"Aah, nectar!" A Mexican cactus fly, Copestylum mexicanum, on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Aah, nectar!" A Mexican cactus fly, Copestylum mexicanum, on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Here's looking at you!" A Mexican cactus fly, Copestylum mexicanum, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Here's looking at you!" A Mexican cactus fly, Copestylum mexicanum, sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"My territory!" says a dive-bombing male longhorned bee, a Melissodes agilis, as it targets the Mexican cactus fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"My territory!" says a dive-bombing male longhorned bee, a Melissodes agilis, as it targets the Mexican cactus fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Coming at ya!" A Mexican cactus fly sails over a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

"Coming at ya!" A Mexican cactus fly sails over a Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wings of the Mexican cactus flower glisten in the morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wings of the Mexican cactus flower glisten in the morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wings of the Mexican cactus flower glisten in the morning sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 4:37 PM

Report Unsolicited Seeds to APHIS

Unlabeled seeds from unsolicited packages.

Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain...

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:26 PM

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