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Spider Bites


Unlike mosquitoes, spiders do not seek people in order to bite them. Generally, a spider doesn't...

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 8:50 AM

The Amazing Art of Entomologists

This stunning praying mantis illustration is the work of Ivana Li, UC Davis entomologist and artist. It  will be among the art displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Jan. 21.

Oh, that praying mantis! Oh, that jumping spider! When you attend the UC Davis Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Don’t Step on It: Invasion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

By Laura Lukes, UC Butte County Master Gardener, January 19, 2018 Be on the lookout for the Brown...

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 AM

A Rousing, Standing Ovation for Eric Mussen

As Extension apiculturist, Eric Mussen shared his knowledge of bees. Here he opens a hive for a group to show them the queen, worker bees and drones. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was so well-deserved. Internationally known honey bee guru Eric Mussen, Extension apiculturist...

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:27 PM

That Elusive Cabbage White Butterfly

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been looking for that cabbage white butterfly in the three-area county of Sacramento,...

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM

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