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UC Davis Doctoral Candidate Brendon Boudinot: Adding to Our Knowledge of Ants

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

If you attended the 2017 Entomological Society of America (ESA) meeting, held recently in Denver, you probably recognized a familiar face and his research. Myrmecologist (ant specialist) Brendon Boudinot, doctoral candidate in the Phil Ward lab, UC...

The World of Praying Mantids: A Question Posed, A Question Answered

Mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata, a common mantis in Vacaville, Calif. The male did not lose his head. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Last summer you may have happened upon praying mantids mating. Hopefully, the male didn't lose his head. Which begs a question asked by a reader: How long after mating does the female lay or produce her egg case (ootheca)? "Usually it takes a week or...

Matan Shelomi: Each Answer to a Question Creates New Questions

World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at  at the Reichstag in Berlin.

Think about this: You don't know until you try. You miss every opportunity you do not take. Each answer to a question creates new questions. So began UC Davis alumnus Matan Shelomi when he returned to the UC Davis campus Wednesday, Nov. 15 to...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn about such parasitoids as nematodes, jewel wasps, small-headed flies and tachinid flies? Of course you do! The Bohart Museum of Entomology is hosting an open house, themed "Parasitoid Palooza," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 in Room...

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!

A lady beetle positions itself on a tropical milkweed leaf, poised  for flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug!  Ladybug!Fly away home.Your house is on fireAnd your children are gone. How many times have you heard that nursery rhyme? Better yet, how many times have you seen a lady beetle (because they're beetles, not bugs) take off? Look closely...

Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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