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Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, hosted an open house showcasing specimens collected last summer in Belize, attendees came from far and wide, from senior citizens to pre-schoolers. Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at...

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:33 PM

'Belize Bioblitz' at the Bohart on Sunday, Sept. 18

An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The "Belize Biobliz for the Bohart" was an un-believable trip! A group of scientists associated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, journeyed to Belize last summer to add to the Bohart Museum's global collection of insects. The group...

An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)
An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Davis teen Mark deVries (his mother Fran Keller co-led the Belize trip) pins a moth in Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)
Davis teen Mark deVries (his mother Fran Keller co-led the Belize trip) pins a moth in Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Davis teen Mark deVries (his mother Fran Keller co-led the Belize trip) pins a moth in Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

This is a large moth that visited the blacklighting set-up. (Photo by Fran Keller)
This is a large moth that visited the blacklighting set-up. (Photo by Fran Keller)

This is a large moth that visited the blacklighting set-up. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The Bohart Museum crew participates on its first hike in Belize, led by Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller. (Photo by Fran Keller)
The Bohart Museum crew participates on its first hike in Belize, led by Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The Bohart Museum crew participates on its first hike in Belize, led by Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Sacramento City College professor Dave Wyatt and Folsom Lake College assistant professor Fran Keller, co-leaders of the Belize expedition, show some of the insects collected on the Belize trip. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)
Sacramento City College professor Dave Wyatt and Folsom Lake College assistant professor Fran Keller, co-leaders of the Belize expedition, show some of the insects collected on the Belize trip. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Sacramento City College professor Dave Wyatt and Folsom Lake College assistant professor Fran Keller, co-leaders of the Belize expedition, show some of the insects collected on the Belize trip. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:55 PM

An Un-Bee-Lievable Summer at Belize: Bohart Open House on Sunday, Sept. 18

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology,   talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

You will not bee-lieve what a group of scientists affiliated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, found last summer in Belize. They brought back some 100,000 specimens, ranging from stunning orchid bees to spectacular morpho butterflies, to...

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology,   talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology holds some of the specimens collected in Belize. He participated in the collection expedition.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology holds some of the specimens collected in Belize. He participated in the collection expedition.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum of Entomology holds some of the specimens collected in Belize. He participated in the collection expedition.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Seeing Spots All Day

A female whitetail, Plathemis lydia, claims a bamboo stake. This dragonfly is often mistaken for a twelve-spotted dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"You can hawk and perch in our yard all day if you want," I told her. And she did.  A spotted dragonfly chose a spot in our pollinator garden--a bamboo stake overlooking a patch of Verbena and African blue basil--and she stayed most of the...

A female whitetail, Plathemis lydia, claims a bamboo stake. This dragonfly is often mistaken for a twelve-spotted dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female whitetail, Plathemis lydia, claims a bamboo stake. This dragonfly is often mistaken for a twelve-spotted dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female whitetail, Plathemis lydia, claims a bamboo stake. This dragonfly is often mistaken for a twelve-spotted dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With an orange Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the background, the common whitetail checks out its surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
With an orange Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the background, the common whitetail checks out its surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

With an orange Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in the background, the common whitetail checks out its surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in flight, the common whitetail dragonfly sails over the pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Caught in flight, the common whitetail dragonfly sails over the pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Caught in flight, the common whitetail dragonfly sails over the pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Quick, What's the California State Insect?

California dogface butterfly poster at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis.

Quick, what's the California state insect? Umm, does California have a state insect? The Monarch? The Western Tiger Swallowtail? The Red Admiral? Wait, isn't this National Pollinator Week? Should I know what the state insect is? Yes, it is National...

California dogface butterfly poster at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis.
California dogface butterfly poster at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis.

California dogface butterfly poster at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis.

Egg of California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Egg of California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Egg of California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Adult California dogface butterly eclosing from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Adult California dogface butterly eclosing from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Adult California dogface butterly eclosing from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Newly emerged female California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Newly emerged female California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Newly emerged female California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 4:29 PM

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