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Know Your Sticks

Ivana Li (left) and Fran Keller wearing their

Entomologists at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, want you to “know your sticks.” So, they’ve designed a humorous t-shirt inscribed with “Know Your Sticks,” featuring drawings of four...

Ivana Li (left) and Fran Keller wearing their
Ivana Li (left) and Fran Keller wearing their "Know Your Sticks" t-shirts. Note the real walking stick insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ivana Li (left) and Fran Keller wearing their "Know Your Sticks" t-shirts. Note the real walking stick insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the stick on the stick, second from left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Check out the stick on the stick, second from left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Check out the stick on the stick, second from left. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Outstanding Entomologist

Ivana Li with a walking stick. (Photo by Fran Keller, Bohart Museum of Entomology)

Ivana Li's fascinations with insects began in early childhood. She delighted in the insects on her parents' rose buses--the aphids, the  ladybugs, grasshoppers and the caterpillars. “I would trap those in containers and I kept my tiny...

Ivana Li with a walking stick. (Photo by Fran Keller, Bohart Museum of Entomology)
Ivana Li with a walking stick. (Photo by Fran Keller, Bohart Museum of Entomology)

Ivana Li with a walking stick. (Photo by Fran Keller, Bohart Museum of Entomology)

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Scorpions!

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpions--to fear or to revere? The Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house last Sunday drew visitors of all ages who marveled at the scorpions glowing under ultraviolet light. UC Davis entomology major Alexander Nguyen flashed a UV light on the...

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Alexander Nguyen flashes a UV light on a scorpion, as Professor Demosthenes Pappagianis, M.D., Ph.D., of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, watches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 9:43 PM

They'll Light Up Your Life

This millipede (Xystocheir dissecta) glows under ultraviolet light. Alexander Nguyen of the UC Davis Entomology Club captured this image on Alcatraz, during one of  UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey's field trips.

Most scorpions glow under an ultraviolet light, but now a discovery on Alcatraz Island reveals that a certain species of millipedes will, too. Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, who does fly research on...

This millipede (Xystocheir dissecta) glows under ultraviolet light. Alexander Nguyen of the UC Davis Entomology Club captured this image on Alcatraz, during one of  UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey's field trips.
This millipede (Xystocheir dissecta) glows under ultraviolet light. Alexander Nguyen of the UC Davis Entomology Club captured this image on Alcatraz, during one of UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey's field trips.

This millipede (Xystocheir dissecta) glows under ultraviolet light. Alexander Nguyen of the UC Davis Entomology Club captured this image on Alcatraz, during one of UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey's field trips.

Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 8:28 PM

And Now, Your California State Insect...

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

There's always something special going on at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. But this Sunday, June 3, something even more special "may" occur.That's "may" because a California dogface butterfly "may" emerge from its chrysalis...

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

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

California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

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

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

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

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