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Discovering Warrior Wasps

Lynn Kimsey with a gigantic

Lynn S. Kimsey is an entomologist, and has been one for most of her life.So begins the National Science Foundation's recent LiveScience feature on the UC Davis entomologist.It's an interesting piece. Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology...

Lynn Kimsey with a gigantic
Lynn Kimsey with a gigantic "warrior wasp" she discovered on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey with a gigantic "warrior wasp" she discovered on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Blood Bugs at the Bohart

Whack! Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, takes aim at a mosquito pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wear your favorite insect costume. Show off your insect tattoo.When the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis hosts its pre-Halloween open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, it promises to be a "blood-suckin' good time."And it's free and open to...

Whack! Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, takes aim at a mosquito pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Whack! Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, takes aim at a mosquito pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Whack! Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum's education and outreach coordinator, takes aim at a mosquito pinata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the mosquito pinata, made by Brittany Nelms, that will be bashed Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the mosquito pinata, made by Brittany Nelms, that will be bashed Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the mosquito pinata, made by Brittany Nelms, that will be bashed Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Bugs at the Bohart

UC Davis graduate student Emily Bzdyk came dressed as a butterfly. She creates insect jewelry sold at the Bohart.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum Society throws a Halloween party, you can bet bugs will be there.In costume.Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located at 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, UC Davis campus, knows that a Halloween party...

UC Davis graduate student Emily Bzdyk came dressed as a butterfly. She creates insect jewelry sold at the Bohart.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis graduate student Emily Bzdyk came dressed as a butterfly. She creates insect jewelry sold at the Bohart.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Emily Bzdyk came dressed as a butterfly. She creates insect jewelry sold at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect photographer Tom Roach of Lincoln came dressed as a bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Insect photographer Tom Roach of Lincoln came dressed as a bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect photographer Tom Roach of Lincoln came dressed as a bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM

What's That Bug?

Praying mantis with remnants of a meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you don't know what it is, don't kill it. That insect in your garden could very well be a beneficial insect. If you operate on the "shoot-first-ask-questions later" or "the only good bug is a dead bug," no telling how many insects--and...

Praying mantis with remnants of a meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis with remnants of a meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis with remnants of a meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an immature ladybug (aka lady beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an immature ladybug (aka lady beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an immature ladybug (aka lady beetle). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male Valley carpenter bee is a pollinator, not a pest. The female Valley carpenter bee is solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male Valley carpenter bee is a pollinator, not a pest. The female Valley carpenter bee is solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male Valley carpenter bee is a pollinator, not a pest. The female Valley carpenter bee is solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jerusalem cricket is often mistaken for a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jerusalem cricket is often mistaken for a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jerusalem cricket is often mistaken for a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:28 PM

The Locusts Are Coming!

This grasshopper, aka locust, is a banded-winged grasshopper, family Acrididae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The locusts are coming! The locusts are coming!No, not the one below, a banded-winged grasshopper (family Acrididae and subfamily Oedipodinae) that we spotted west of the UC Davis campus--and identified by Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist at the...

This grasshopper, aka locust, is a banded-winged grasshopper, family Acrididae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This grasshopper, aka locust, is a banded-winged grasshopper, family Acrididae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This grasshopper, aka locust, is a banded-winged grasshopper, family Acrididae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A work in progress by Oakland-based artist Cyrus Tilton. (Courtesy Photo)
A work in progress by Oakland-based artist Cyrus Tilton. (Courtesy Photo)

A work in progress by Oakland-based artist Cyrus Tilton. (Courtesy Photo)

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 7:44 PM

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