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Dragonflies En Masse

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there they were, literally dozens of dragonflies flying around two separate Vacaville (Calif.) yards, feasting on swirling clouds of prey (gnatlike insects) and then touching down on blades of grass or fence posts. They proved as elusive as a...

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wind-swept meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a fence post after feasting on prey on July 1, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. This was taken just after sunrise with a 200mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a closeup of the variegated meadowhawk, Sympetrum corruptum, taken Oct. 10, 2016 in Vacaville, Calif. It's perched on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. This was taken in late afternoon with a 70-180mm macro lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Yard & Garden

Bohart Museum Open House: Let's Celebrate Moths!

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

National Moth Week, July 21-29,  celebrates the beauty, life cycles and habitats of moths. What's not to celebrate? And you can do so at the University of California, Davis. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic...

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ms. Black Saddlebags Dragonfly Pays a Visit

Dorsal view of a black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) dragonfly warming her flight muscles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So there she was, flattened out on the patio on Mother's Day, and barely moving. Vito, our curious canine, paused, sniffed, and then walked away. He was not at all interested. But I was. This was a first--the first time I've seen a black saddlebags...

Dorsal view of a black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) dragonfly warming her flight muscles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dorsal view of a black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) dragonfly warming her flight muscles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dorsal view of a black saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) dragonfly warming her flight muscles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

In the Loop--on the Mustard

The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen this mottled brownish/blackish/grayish moth around lately? The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica? We spotted this moth, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, and Bohart Museum of...

The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading its wings, the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, is oblivious to the photographer.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spreading its wings, the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, is oblivious to the photographer.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading its wings, the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, is oblivious to the photographer.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of the alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Bohart Museum Visitors: As Close as Davis and as Far Away as San Jose

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When there's a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, visitors come to listen, learn and explore. Such was the case during the Parasitoid Palooza open house last Saturday, Nov. 18 when area residents, including parents and their children, and...

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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