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Bugging the Bug Bowl Team

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

They answered all the questions correctly except one. And that one, they agreed, they should have known. Oops! Here's what happened: The "Bug Bowl" team, aka the Linnaean Games team from the University of California, Davis, won the national...

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:31 PM

A Force Awakened and to Be Reckoned With

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Moviegoers are anxious to see the long-awaited "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which officially opens Dec. 18. But the Linnaean Games are also a force to be reckoned with-- for those who study insect science or who want to study insect...

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Congratulations, UC Davis Linnaean Games Team: National Champs!

This was the scene at the ESA Linnaean Games Championships: UC Davis on the left, and the University of Florida on the right. (Photo by Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now in a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University)

Quick, what's the answer to: "What is the smallest insect that is not a parasite or parasitoid?" Okay then, "What are the three primary conditions that define eusociality?" Or how about "Nicrophorus americanus is listed under what legislative...

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM

What's That Bug?

The championship Linnaean Team, Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America: (from left) Jéssica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, and Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's exciting, entertaining and educational to watch the Entomological Society of America's Linnaean Games. Teams of graduate or undergraduate students challenge one another in a college bowl-like competition about entomological facts, trivia and noted...

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Why Rodney Dangerfield Would Have Liked Male Ants--and Probably What Brendon Boudinot Is Doing

Myrmecologist Brendon Boudinot in the field. This was taken at the Southwest Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Ariz., by Roberto Keller, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Portugal.

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield would have liked male ants. It was Dangerfield (1921-2004), you know, who coined the catchphrase, "I don't get no respect." Male ants don't either, says myrmecologist (ant reaseacher) Brendon Boudinot, a doctoral...

Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:55 PM

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