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And Then There Were None

Tabatha Yang, outreach and education coordinator at the Bohart Museum, wearing a Xerces Blue Butterfly shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology has five. Nature has none. Zip. Zero. Zilch. The Xerces Blue Butterfly, which once thrived on the San Francisco Peninsula before urbanization chased it away, is extinct. There are no more. It “lives” only as specimens in...

Tabatha Yang, outreach and education coordinator at the Bohart Museum, wearing a Xerces Blue Butterfly shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, outreach and education coordinator at the Bohart Museum, wearing a Xerces Blue Butterfly shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, outreach and education coordinator at the Bohart Museum, wearing a Xerces Blue Butterfly shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Hissers in the Bohart

Different Reactions

It’s a comfortable life. Eat, sleep and mate. And then eat, sleep and mate again. Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a popular attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. The museum, directed by entomologist...

Different Reactions
Different Reactions

UC DAVIS graduate students Emily Bzdyk (left) and Fran Keller show different reactions to the cockroaches at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Keller admits to liking other insects better; she's working on beetles for her doctorate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bigger than Big
Bigger than Big

MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH, aka "hisser," is bigger than big. It can reach three inches in length. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Saving the Bees, One Shirt at a Time

Saving the Bees

Officials at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and the Bohart Museum of Entomology are saving the bees--one T-shirt at a time. Fran Keller, a doctoral candidate in entomology, and Nanase Nakanishi, a senior animal science major, teamed to create a...

Saving the Bees
Saving the Bees

SPORTING the new honey bee t-shirts they created to raise funds for honey bee research at UC Davis are Nanase Nakanishi (left), an animal science major and a student employee at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Fran Keller, a doctoral student in entomology. Nanase models the front, and Fran, the back. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

BACK of the new honey bee t-shirt features a newly emerged bee tucked inside a line drawing of a hive. Proceeds benefit honey bee research at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Big, Bold and Beleagured

Western Hercules Beetles

They’re big, bold and beleaguered. And now, they’re big, bold and finely detailed.  Western Hercules beetles became a part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s...

Western Hercules Beetles
Western Hercules Beetles

WESTERN HERCULES BEETLES--This is the original drawing by UC Davis undergraduate student Courtney Lambert that graces a Bohart Museum of Entomology T-shirt. The T-shirt is part of the Bohart Museum's educational and outreach program. Proceeds are used to provide continuing undergraduate support and training at the Bohart.

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 5:48 PM

Not John, Paul, George and Ringo

Dining on herbs

"The Beetles." When you hear those two words, you think of four Liverpool musicians named John, Paul, George and Ringo. Not so at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Say "beetles" and that  means insects. Lots of...

Dining on herbs
Dining on herbs

HUNGRY--This is a beetle, Lytta sublaevis (Meloidae) chowing down on fresh herbs. (Photo by Michael Caterino)

Posted on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 4:11 PM

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