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Bert Hölldobler: Why Term 'Superorganism' Should Be Limited in Use

A velevety tree ant touches the antenna of a honey bee in this photo taken on lavender blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Superorganism: It's a term that should be limited in use, says Pulitzer-Prize winner Bert Hölldobler, one of the world's leading ant experts. Bert Hölldobler, an evolutionary biologist based at Arizona State University who researches the...

A velevety tree ant touches the antenna of a honey bee in this photo taken on lavender blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A velevety tree ant touches the antenna of a honey bee in this photo taken on lavender blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A velevety tree ant touches the antenna of a honey bee in this photo taken on lavender blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, Let's Go Taste Honey!

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, let's go taste honey! Yes, you can do just that at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. It's free and family friendly. And one of the crowd favorites, meadowfoam, will be offered. Honey enthusiasts say it tastes like...

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26.  Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs Reign Supreme at UC Davis Picnic Day

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo holds one of his images, a tsete fly. He does research on the fly. He also will be showcasing his other images of vectors on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without bugs? When the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day takes place Saturday, April 13, thousands of visitors will explore the campus. It promises to be informative, educational and entertaining. But over at Briggs Hall, home of the UC...

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo holds one of his images, a tsete fly. He does research on the fly. He also will be showcasing his other images of vectors on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo holds one of his images, a tsete fly. He does research on the fly. He also will be showcasing his other images of vectors on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo holds one of his images, a tsete fly. He does research on the fly. He also will be showcasing his other images of vectors on UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the new t-shirts to be offered by the Entomology Graduate Student Association on UC Davis Picnic Day. From left are artists/scientists Ivana Li, Corwin Parker and Jill Oberski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are the new t-shirts to be offered by the Entomology Graduate Student Association on UC Davis Picnic Day. From left are artists/scientists Ivana Li, Corwin Parker and Jill Oberski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the new t-shirts to be offered by the Entomology Graduate Student Association on UC Davis Picnic Day. From left are artists/scientists Ivana Li, Corwin Parker and Jill Oberski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You know how loud cicadas are? Well, doctoral student/nematologist Corwin Parker drew this prize-winning sketch for a EGSA t-shirt: a cicada plugged into an amp.
You know how loud cicadas are? Well, doctoral student/nematologist Corwin Parker drew this prize-winning sketch for a EGSA t-shirt: a cicada plugged into an amp.

You know how loud cicadas are? Well, doctoral student/nematologist Corwin Parker drew this prize-winning sketch for a EGSA t-shirt: a cicada plugged into an amp.

Virtual Reality Bugs: An Incredible Experience

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his

"Virtual Reality Bugs": What an incredible experience! Be sure to head over to Briggs Hall on Saturday, April 13 during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day to see or participate in medical entomologist/geneticist Geoffrey Attardo's virtual reality (VR)...

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his
Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his "Virtual Reality Bugs" demonstration drew participants all day long at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. He'll do so again this Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo and his "Virtual Reality Bugs" demonstration drew participants all day long at the 2018 UC Davis Picnic Day. He'll do so again this Saturday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At a recent Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on spiders, medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo demonstrated his virtual reality system. The girls, members of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 30477, Vacaville, are (from left) Jayda Navarrette, 8; Keira Yu, 8, and Kendl Macklin, 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders.
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders. "I just want to collect them," she said. With her is medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, experiences Virtual Reality with spiders. "I just want to collect them," she said. With her is medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs at Briggs: A Banner Day on April 13

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It just wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will turn into a bugfest during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. Think cockroach races, maggot art, and...

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays
Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the
UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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