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In Case You Missed It....We Have a Winner in Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest!

This is the first-collected cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. It's the winner of the Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest and the winner is Professor Art Shapiro! (Photo by Sherri Mann of the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology)

In case you missed it...we have a winner in the 2018 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest, sponsored by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. And the winner is…drumroll…Art Shapiro. Yes, he's won again! We're not sure how many folks were out searching in...

Redhumped Caterpillar: Aptly Named

Redhumped caterpillars on a Western redbud tree in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How appropriate are many of the common names of insects! Take the immature form (caterpillar) of the moth, Schizura concinna, family Notodontidae.  We first spotted this caterpillar on our Western redbud tree (Cercis occidentalis) in September 2010. It has a red hump. The common name: The...

They Hop and They Suck!

Two leafhoppers sharing a black sage leaf in Vacaville, Calif. They are Typhlocybinae leafhoppers, Eupteryx decemnotata, according to Robert Lord Zimlich of BugGuide.Net.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've seen them. You've seen them hop. They're aptly named. Leafhoppers are tiny insects (family Cicadellidae) that suck nutrients from plants. But have you ever looked at them really closely? We spotted scores of mottled leafhoppers last week on our  Salvia mellifera (black sage) and...

A Butterfly for a Beer! Or Suds for a Bug!

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

A butterfly for a beer? Suds for a bug? The annual “Butterfly for a Beer” contest, sponsored by Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, gets underway on Monday, Jan. 1. The person who collects the first cabbage white...

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Ground-Breaking Research: Sex Pheromone of Asian Citrus Psyllid Discovered

This is the Asian citrus psyllid, a mottled brown insect about 3 to 4 millimeters long, or about the size of an aphid. Widespread throughout Southern California, it is now found in 26 of the state's 58 counties. (CDFA Photo)

The Asian citrus psyllid, the most devastating threat to the worldwide citrus industry, may have met its match. In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they've identified the sex...

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