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Spiders? Scary? Spooky?

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Look, there's a spider!" A sure-fire way to frighten arachnophobics is the very mention of "spiders"--especially on Halloween. Spiders aren't insects but arthropods, order Araneae. They have eight legs, which according to some, are seven...

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

C'mon in, My LIttle Pretties

Kara Handy of Davis wore this creative costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects and Halloween just seem to go together. What would Halloween be like without costumes depicting honey bees, ladybugs, butterflies, bumble bees, and just plain bugs? And maybe a few termites, roaches, bed bugs and stink bugs tossed in for good...

Kara Handy of Davis wore this creative costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kara Handy of Davis wore this creative costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kara Handy of Davis wore this creative costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maia Lundy of Davis Senior High School, an intern at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, spreads her monarch wings. At left is James Heydon, 11, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maia Lundy of Davis Senior High School, an intern at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, spreads her monarch wings. At left is James Heydon, 11, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maia Lundy of Davis Senior High School, an intern at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, spreads her monarch wings. At left is James Heydon, 11, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Nick Herold chats with
Entomologist Nick Herold chats with "black widow spider" Tabatha Yang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Nick Herold chats with "black widow spider" Tabatha Yang. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Boo, Hiss (What Was THAT?)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you combine a "boo" with a "hiss," what do you get? The Bohart Museum of Entomology's annual pre-Halloween open house. The "boo"--in the way of costumes and decorations--is traditional. The hiss? That's the sound emanating from the Madagascar...

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carved Halloween pumpkins with an insect-theme will decorate the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Carved Halloween pumpkins with an insect-theme will decorate the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carved Halloween pumpkins with an insect-theme will decorate the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9:25 PM

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