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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'...

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

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

Lady beetles, aka lady bugs, are popular images at the Dixon May Fair. Dixon May Fair Youth Building assistant superintendent Julianna Payne holds two of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lady beetles, aka lady bugs, are popular images at the Dixon May Fair. Dixon May Fair Youth Building assistant superintendent Julianna Payne holds two of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lady beetles, aka lady bugs, are popular images at the Dixon May Fair. Dixon May Fair Youth Building assistant superintendent Julianna Payne holds two of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Conklin works on the agricultural display in Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chris Conklin works on the agricultural display in Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Conklin works on the agricultural display in Madden Hall, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair chief administrative officer Patrica
Dixon May Fair chief administrative officer Patrica "Pat" Conklin stands next to a photo of a bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dixon May Fair chief administrative officer Patrica "Pat" Conklin stands next to a photo of a bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Alex Wild's portrait of a Mexican honey wasp, San Antonio, Texas. This public domain image is among the images in the newly launched
Alex Wild's portrait of a Mexican honey wasp, San Antonio, Texas. This public domain image is among the images in the newly launched "Insects Unlocked" Project. Donations are being accepted to make it all 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 "Insects Unlocked" Project. Donations are being accepted to make it all happen.

Alex Wild's image of a Californian Pseudomyrmex twig ant.  This is one of the images in
Alex Wild's image of a Californian Pseudomyrmex twig ant. This is one of the images in "Insects Unlocked."

Alex Wild's image of a Californian Pseudomyrmex twig ant. This is one of the images in "Insects Unlocked."

This is Alex Wild's image of a paper wasp stinger, Polistes carolina, in Texas.
This is Alex Wild's image of a paper wasp stinger, Polistes carolina, in Texas.

This is Alex Wild's image of a paper wasp stinger, Polistes carolina, in Texas. istes Carolina wasp.

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

Dying by Inches

Emmet Brady, shown here with May Berenbaum, talks about the meaning of the Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Did he really say that?" entomologist  May Berenbaum asked. "He did," said cultural entomologist Emmet Brady, host of the Insect News Network. The occasion: a UC Davis dinner honoring Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of...

Emmet Brady, shown here with May Berenbaum, talks about the meaning of the Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Emmet Brady, shown here with May Berenbaum, talks about the meaning of the Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emmet Brady, shown here with May Berenbaum, talks about the meaning of the Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emmet Brady presents May Berenbaum with an Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Emmet Brady presents May Berenbaum with an Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emmet Brady presents May Berenbaum with an Insect News Network t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quote from Charles Darwin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quote from Charles Darwin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quote from Charles Darwin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9:10 PM

From Beetles to Skeeters

Chris Barker

So, you want to become an entomologist... Entomologists, future entomologists and others interested in science are looking forward to the fall seminars sponsored Oct. 1 through Dec. 3 by the Department of Entomology, University of California,...

Chris Barker
Chris Barker

UC Davis mosquito researcher Chris Barker will speak on "Environmental Drivers of Large-Scale Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Mosquito Abundance and Virus Transmission in Californiaā€¯ on Nov. 26 from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in 122 Briggs, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Teacher Extraordinaire

Fran Keller

Okay, be honest. If you were attending class at 7:30 a.m., could you get excited about flies? No? How about the gender differences? Still no? You would if Mary Frances “Fran” Keller were there teaching you. You won’t find anyone...

Fran Keller
Fran Keller

Fran Keller is an enthusiastic entomologist and an outstanding teacher. Plus, she's an accomplished artist, illustrator, and a nature and insect photographer.

Halictid bee
Halictid bee

Fran Keller captured this photo of a halictid bee on Borrichia (seaside tansy). It's included in her Bahamas gallery on her Web site at www.tenebrionid.net.

buprestid beetle
buprestid beetle

This is a robber fly with a buprestid beetle on a creosote bush branch in the Algodones Dunes. Fran Keller took this photo and "suffered multiple spines from prickly flowers and sand temperatures of 130 degrees, but it was worth it."

Fran Keller and daughter Rachael
Fran Keller and daughter Rachael

Entomologist Fran Keller (left) and daughter Rachael deVries share a hug on the beach after Fran's recent wedding to entomologist Pat Randolph. Yes, Fran collected insects along the beach. (Photo by Cory Unruh)

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 3:11 PM

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