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Meet the 'Extreme Insects' Aug. 19 at Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about extremes! Have you ever thought about how some insects have adapted to fire, ice, acid, hot water, salt and the desert? Have you ever seen an ambrosia beetle, a red turpentine beetle, an ice cricket, a brine fly or a sand wasp? You will if...

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a Night for Moths and Spectators!

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's

What a night! What a night--both inside and outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis on Saturday, July 21. While moths and other insects fluttered to the blacklighting display,  visitors flocked inside the...

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Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, checks out a Polyphylla sp. or lined June beetle, the first insect drawn to the blacklights. She received her doctorate from UC Davis, studying with Lynn Kimsey, who directs the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The colorful family craft activity: moth and butterfly replicas on wax candles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC DAvis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scarab Beetles First to Arrive at UC Davis 'Moth Night'

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is

It was "Moth Night" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday night, but three scarab beetles beat the moths to the blacklighting display. The UC Davis event took place from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in celebration of National Moth...

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is
UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's
This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Bully Bee Goes for the Blue Plate Special

European wool carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, heads toward a blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a bully. But what a bully! Ever seen the male European wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) protecting its turf? It's "no-holds barred" on our blue spike sage (Salvia uliginosa) and frankly, it's a delight to see and photograph. The highly...

European wool carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, heads toward a blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European wool carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, heads toward a blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European wool carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, heads toward a blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee, an Old World bee, seems to prefer blue flowers with a long throat. This is blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa, a native of Brazil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The European wool carder bee, an Old World bee, seems to prefer blue flowers with a long throat. This is blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa, a native of Brazil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee, an Old World bee, seems to prefer blue flowers with a long throat. This is blue spike sage, Salvia uliginosa, a native of Brazil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two European wool carder bees in the process of giving the world more wool carder bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two European wool carder bees in the process of giving the world more wool carder bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two European wool carder bees in the process of giving the world more wool carder bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showcasing and Celebrating a Day of Science: UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "best-kept secret" is no more. Well, it's not so much as a "best-kept secret" but a "UC Davis treasure." Thousands attended the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, which showcased 13 museums or collections.  Billed as "a...

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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