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An Un-bee-lievably Generous Gift
Posted 4/18/2014 - What an un-bee-lievably generous gift! Debra Jamison, state regent of the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. loves bees. So when it came time to select a fundraising project, she knew what she wanted to...

Cataloging Insect and Bat Diversity in Belize
Posted 4/17/2014 - A unique effort to raise funds to collect insects in the biodiversity hotspot of Belize—which would result in specimens for the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, among other goals-- is galloping into the home...

Targeting the Varroa Mite
Posted 4/16/2014 - Beekeepers know the varroa mite as "Public Enemy No. 1." And it's an enemy to be reckoned with, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen told students in the UC Davis "Biology of Parasitism" class, taught by forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey and...

Observing Bay Area World Malaria Day
Posted 4/15/2014 - The statistics are alarming.  "Every 45 seconds a child in Africa dies from malaria, a disease spread by a single mosquito bite. There are more than 200 million cases of malaria each year, and nearly 1 million of those infected die from the disease...

Golden Boy
Posted 4/14/2014 - A "golden boy" drew a lot of attention at the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday, April 12 during the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. "Golden boy?" A male Valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta) to be exact. This carpenter bee is usually...

What's New IPM

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH OIL?
Posted 10/23/2013 - Zooming across a lake on water skis, motoring to a fishing spot, cruising the islands on vacation, or navigating a sailboat through a crowded marina, boaters know that engines help make boating fun! Boat engines need fuel and lubricating oil that can...

What the Heck is Rock Snot?
Posted 9/11/2013 - This icky sounding aquatic invader threatens tourism, fisheries and even hydropower facilities that depend on our streams and rivers. Why? Rock snot, aka didymo (Didymosphaenia geminata), is a one-celled alga or diatom. Each tiny didymo grows a...

Rat on Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 9/6/2013 - Who ya gonna call? If you spot a suspected aquatic invader, where you report it depends on the critter or weed. Remember to take photos with a camera or, even better, geo-tag them with a smartphone. Take a snapshot that shows just where you saw the...

Decon Aquatic Invaders!
Posted 8/30/2013 - How can boaters, anglers, and anyone else who works or plays in wet places help stop aquatic invasive species from conquering new territory? Decon (decontamination) is critical. Invaders can hide in mud on the tread of your boots, cling to the hem of...

California Ground Squirrel Name Change
Posted 8/14/2009 - The California Ground Squirrel's scientific name has changed from Spermophilus beecheyi to Ostospermophilus beecheyi.

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