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How Much Do You Know About Entomology?

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

“You have just moved into an apartment that has been vacant for weeks but whose prior owners had several cats and dogs. A very few days after you move in you are bitten by a huge number of cat fleas that seem to have appeared...

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)
UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:24 PM

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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)
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)

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)

National champions: Gamesmaster Deane Jorgenson (far left) and ESA president Phil Mulder (far right) pose with the UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, who won the national ESA Linnaean Games Championship.. Members In the center are (from left) Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
National champions: Gamesmaster Deane Jorgenson (far left) and ESA president Phil Mulder (far right) pose with the UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, who won the national ESA Linnaean Games Championship.. Members In the center are (from left) Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

National champions: Gamesmaster Deane Jorgenson (far left) and ESA president Phil Mulder (far right) pose with the UC Davis Linnaean Games Team, who won the national ESA Linnaean Games Championship.. Members In the center are (from left) Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

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...

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)
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)

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)

A Linnaean Games question asked of the UC Davis team: What caste of honey bee has the greatest number of ommatidia? The answer is the drone, the male honey bee. Ommatidia are the subunits of a compound eye. This photo shows a worker bee or female (left) and a drone (right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Linnaean Games question asked of the UC Davis team: What caste of honey bee has the greatest number of ommatidia? The answer is the drone, the male honey bee. Ommatidia are the subunits of a compound eye. This photo shows a worker bee or female (left) and a drone (right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Linnaean Games question asked of the UC Davis team: What caste of honey bee has the greatest number of ommatidia? The answer is the drone, the male honey bee. Ommatidia are the subunits of a compound eye. This photo shows a worker bee or female (left) and a drone (right). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

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