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Ready for Moth Night at UC Davis?

These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready to celebrate Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis? Mark your calendar for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. That's when the Bohart Museum will join forces with National Moth Week,...

Dragonflies En Masse

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there they were, literally dozens of dragonflies flying around two separate Vacaville (Calif.) yards, feasting on swirling clouds of prey (gnatlike insects) and then touching down on blades of grass or fence posts. They proved as elusive as a...

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Open House: Let's Celebrate Moths!

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

National Moth Week, July 21-29,  celebrates the beauty, life cycles and habitats of moths. What's not to celebrate? And you can do so at the University of California, Davis. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic...

Ms. Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Pays a Visit

Dorsal view of a black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) dragonfly warming her flight muscles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there she was, flattened out on the patio on Mother's Day, and barely moving. Vito, our curious canine, paused, sniffed, and then walked away. He was not at all interested. But I was. This was a first--the first time I've seen a black saddlebags...

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

In the Loop--on the Mustard

The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen this mottled brownish/blackish/grayish moth around lately? The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica? We spotted this moth, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, and Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:12 PM

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