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Frank Zalom: Champion of IPM!

IPM specialist Frank Zalom, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and Extension entomologist, checks over a strawberry field.

When you hear those three little words, "Integrated Pest Management," you immediately think of two words, "Frank Zalom."  They go together like superman (Clark Kent) and supervillian (Lex Luthor). Or like Coccinellidae (lady beetles) and Aphididae (aphids). Fact is, IPM specialist Frank...

UC Davis Zika Symposium: A Crucial Message

Chemical ecologist Walter Leal, coordinator of the Zika Public Awareness Symposium, addresses the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The seven speakers who addressed the UC Davis Zika Public Awareness Symposium on Thursday, May 26 in Giedt Hall, UC Davis campus, sounded an alarm that needs to be heard, heeded and spread. The unique symposium, the work of chemical ecologist Walter Leal, professor in the UC Davis Department of...

Posted on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Congratulations, Bruce Hammock! McGiff Memorial Award

Bruce Hammock (center) with colleagues Dipak Panigrahy (left) of Harvard Medical School and Guodong Zhang of the University of Massachusetts. This photo was taken at the  International Winder Eicosanoid (WEC) Conference in Baltimore, where Hammock received the first-ever John C. McGiff Award.

What an honor! And so deserving. He's an entomologist, trained to find ways to control insect pests, but now he aims to help humans with medical issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis, has just received the...

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Bring on the Bugs!

Dixon May Fair Youth Building superintendent Sharon Payne with some of the insect photographs taken by youth exhibitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects populate the earth and they're also populating the 140th annual Dixon May Fair (May7-10). Sharon Payne, superintendent of the Youth Building in Denverton Hall, noticed quite a few insects in the building--but in photographs. The youths' images included praying mantids, lady beetles and a...

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 9:26 AM

'Insects Unlocked': How You Can Make It Happen

Alex Wild's portrait of a Mexican honey wasp, San Antonio, Texas. This public domain image is among the images in the newly launched

If you've ever wanted free access to incredible macro images of insects and spiders, this is it. Images of arthropods in the public domain that you can download. Free. For. All. Noted insect photographer/entomologist Alex Wild, curator of entomology for the Biodiversity Collections, University...

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:45 PM

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