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'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

Big on Butterflies

Feline entomologist

Our cat is an entomologist. She has no formal training in the science of insects, but she can catch insects with the best of 'em. Plus, her credentials include a butterfly mark on her leg. Xena the Warrior Princess is a rescue cat. We first...

Feline entomologist
Feline entomologist

Xena the Warrior Princess is a feline entomologist. She specializes in butterflies and sphinx moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sphinx moth
Sphinx moth

Our feline entomologist collects moths. This is probably a sphinx moth, the adult form of the tomato hornworm (Manduca sexta (Linnaeus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly mark
Butterfly mark

Xena the Warrior Princess sports a butterfly mark on her leg, credentials certifying her as a feline entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM

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