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Franklin's Bumble Bee May Be Protected: A Legacy of Robbin Thorp

Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, with his screensaver, an image he took of Franklin's bumble bee. He passed June 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The late Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis,  and a global authority on bees, worked tirelessly to try to include Franklin's bumble bee (Bombus franklini) as an endangered species...

Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, with his screensaver, an image he took of Franklin's bumble bee. He passed June 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, with his screensaver, an image he took of Franklin's bumble bee. He passed June 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis, with his screensaver, an image he took of Franklin's bumble bee. He passed June 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Crab Spider and the Bee

A crab spider has just ambushed a honey bee on a bluebeard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a good day for a crab spider. It was NOT a good day for a honey bee. It's early evening and here's this bee foraging on a bluebeard plant, Caryopteris x clandonensis, totally unaware of the  ambush predator lying in wait. The predator and...

A crab spider has just ambushed a honey bee on a bluebeard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider has just ambushed a honey bee on a bluebeard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider has just ambushed a honey bee on a bluebeard blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider can turn colors from white to yellow or yellow to white This one is yellow, awaiting prey on a blanketflower, Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider can turn colors from white to yellow or yellow to white This one is yellow, awaiting prey on a blanketflower, Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider can turn colors from white to yellow or yellow to white This one is yellow, awaiting prey on a blanketflower, Gallardia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6:34 PM

Our Story Begins with a Kid Bred and Born in Arkansas...

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our story begins with a kid bred and born in Arkansas. You may have seen the news article about the distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who won a $6 million, eight-year "Outstanding Investigator" federal grant for his...

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bruce Hammock, UC Davis distinguished professor, has won a $6 million federal grant for his innovative and visionary health research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Emily Bick: Entomologist Extraordinaire Off to University of Copenhagen

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

It's difficult to believe that it was four years ago--four years ago!--that Emily Bick, entomology student extraordinaire, joined the doctoral program in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. How fast time passes. Bick will present her...

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)
This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

Well, Yes, That's What It Is!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, sits next to her well-used microscope. Its cover is a pack rat, a stuffed toy animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you should walk into the office of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you may not notice it at first. The desk, yes. The books, yes. The specimens, yes. Wait, what's that protective cover...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, sits next to her well-used microscope. Its cover is a pack rat, a stuffed toy animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, sits next to her well-used microscope. Its cover is a pack rat, a stuffed toy animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, sits next to her well-used microscope. Its cover is a pack rat, a stuffed toy animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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