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Insects and Graduate Students Share Spotlight at Linnaean Games

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where are you most likely to encounter a rheophilic insect? If you know the answer to that, you could have scored at the Linnaean Games competition at the recent meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA). The answer: "In...

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insect-Inspired Fashions! Compliments of the UC Davis EGSA

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about insect-inspired fashions! Insects are in. They're not only everywhere in nature (well, almost everywhere!), they've climbed, crawled, jumped, buzzed, fluttered, flew or otherwise positioned themselves on fashions, including the UC Davis...

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

EGSA members and their award-winning t-shirts: president Brendon Boudinot; EGSA t-shirt coordinator Jill Oberski; and Corwin Parker. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"The Beetles" t-shirt is EGSA's all-time best seller. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

"The Beetles" t-shirt is EGSA's all-time best seller. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Bugs and Beat: Talented UC Davis Graduate Students Form Insect-Themed Band

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed hearing The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall during the recent UC Davis Picnic Day, not to worry. They're featured in a recent Entomology Today blog, published by the Entomological Society of America (and written by yours...

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.
The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.

The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.

Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.
Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.

Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.

It's National Pollinator Week: Do You Know Where Your Bee T-Shirts Are?

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt,

You've heard the phase, "wear your heart on your sleeve"--which means to show your emotions openly. How about wearing a pollinator on your heart? It's National Pollinator Week. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) offers a...

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt,
EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt, "REPRESANT"; Jill Oberski with her onesie, "My Sister Loves Me" and Corwin Parker wearing his "BarBeeCue" t-shirt. All are available online at https://mkt.com/UCDavisEntGrad/. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt, "REPRESANT"; Jill Oberski with her onesie, "My Sister Loves Me" and Corwin Parker wearing his "BarBeeCue" t-shirt. All are available online at https://mkt.com/UCDavisEntGrad/. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"The Beetles" t-shirt is the EGSA's all-time best seller. Instead of the English rock band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star crossing Abbey Road in single file (that's the iconic image on the cover of their album, Abbey Road), think of The Beetles (four insects) crossing Abbey Road in single file. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

"The Beetles" t-shirt is the EGSA's all-time best seller. Instead of the English rock band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star crossing Abbey Road in single file (that's the iconic image on the cover of their album, Abbey Road), think of The Beetles (four insects) crossing Abbey Road in single file. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.

It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)
Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)
In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

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