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Bugs from Belize in the Bohart

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Talk about alliteration. "Bugs from Belize in the Bohart." It doesn't get any more bugly than that. That would be the exhibit at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's part of the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day, an all-day event set from 9...

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)
Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)
These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)

These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors  Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, community college student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, community college student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, Sacramento City College student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)
The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

In Pursuit of the California Dogface Butterfly

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dogface butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas (left) shows a California dogface butterfly to Rob Stewart of

Few people have seen California's state insect in the wild, but now thousands will this week--on TV. The California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice, and its Auburn habitat will be featured on KVIE Public Television's "Rob on the Road" show at...

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dogface butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas (left) shows a California dogface butterfly to Rob Stewart of
Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dogface butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas (left) shows a California dogface butterfly to Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" at the Shutamul Bear River Preserve. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dogface butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas (left) shows a California dogface butterfly to Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" at the Shutamul Bear River Preserve. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The Shutamul Bear River Preserve near Auburn, Placer County, encompasses 40 acres and is considered
The Shutamul Bear River Preserve near Auburn, Placer County, encompasses 40 acres and is considered "the" best habitat for the dogface butterfly. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The Shutamul Bear River Preserve near Auburn, Placer County, encompasses 40 acres and is considered "the" best habitat for the dogface butterfly. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Rob Stewart of
Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" takes a selfie with a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" takes a selfie with a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associates Fran Keller (left) and Greg Kareofelas pose with Rob Stewart of
Bohart Museum of Entomology associates Fran Keller (left) and Greg Kareofelas pose with Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road." Keller, an entomologist with a doctoral degree from UC Davis, is an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Kareofelas is a naturalist/photographer.

Bohart Museum of Entomology associates Fran Keller (left) and Greg Kareofelas pose with Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road." Keller, an entomologist with a doctoral degree from UC Davis, is an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and Kareofelas is a naturalist/photographer.

This is the group, including UC Master Gardeners, who toured the dogface butterfly habitat. Rob Stewart of
This is the group, including UC Master Gardeners, who toured the dogface butterfly habitat. Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" is kneeling, front left. Many wore butterfly shirts. Justin Wages, Placer Land Trust manager, is back row, fourth from left.

This is the group, including UC Master Gardeners, who toured the dogface butterfly habitat. Rob Stewart of "Rob on the Road" is kneeling, front left. Many wore butterfly shirts. Justin Wages, Placer Land Trust manager, is back row, fourth from left.

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Bigger, Better, Buglier: Impressive Science

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the bugs! Bigger. Better. Buglier. It was Saturday, April 18,  the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, and several thousand folks filed into the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the displays. The theme: "Bigger, Better,...

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.
A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

A close-up of a male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, held by Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.
Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Future entomologist? Julianna Amaya, 10, of Martinez is fascinated by an Australian walking stick.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.
Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Jeff Smith talks butterflies to Ted Swift and his daughter Grace Swift, 10, of Davis.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.
Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:24 PM

A 'Butterfly Open House' at the Bohart Museum on March 19

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost spring. Do you know where your butterflies are? Do you know how to attract them to your yard? Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate with expertise on  local butterflies, will be at the Bohart Museum's open house on...

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas talks to butterfly enthusiasts on a Placer Land and Trust tour looking for the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by hikers, Greg Kareofelas tells the history of the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. This photo was taken on Placer Land and Trust acreage near Auburn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Framed by hikers, Greg Kareofelas tells the history of the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. This photo was taken on Placer Land and Trust acreage near Auburn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by hikers, Greg Kareofelas tells the history of the California dogface butterfly, the state insect. This photo was taken on Placer Land and Trust acreage near Auburn.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to attract monarchs? Plant their larval host plant, milkweeds. Nectar plants? They like Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) and the butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii), among others. This photo shows a monarch on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to attract monarchs? Plant their larval host plant, milkweeds. Nectar plants? They like Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) and the butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii), among others. This photo shows a monarch on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to attract monarchs? Plant their larval host plant, milkweeds. Nectar plants? They like Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) and the butterfly bush (Buddleja davidii), among others. This photo shows a monarch on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want Gulf Fritillaries? Plant their host plant, the passionflower vine. This butterfly is nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want Gulf Fritillaries? Plant their host plant, the passionflower vine. This butterfly is nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want Gulf Fritillaries? Plant their host plant, the passionflower vine. This butterfly is nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, hosted an open house showcasing specimens collected last summer in Belize, attendees came from far and wide, from senior citizens to pre-schoolers. Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at...

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Milo Kovet, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, watches as his daughter, Paschela Kovet, 8, holds a tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noah Crockette, 17, of Davis, participated on the Belize tour and answered questions from the crowd at the Bohart open house. He won a grant to study beetles in Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A donation to the Bohart: Esther and Gordon Schmierer (center) of Lodi donated Esther's specimens that she collected in 1973-73 while living in Belize. Flanking them are David Wyatt, professor, Sacramento City College, and Fran Keller, assistant professor, Folsom Lake College, who led the collection trip to Belize last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A young boy peruses a book as a crowd gathers in the Bohart Museum gift shop, which is open year around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are some of the insects collected during the Belize trip last summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the Bohart open houses,there are family activities. Here Echo Valor, 8, of Rio Linda, makes a button with assistance from his mother, Nika Valor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:33 PM

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