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A Little Sticktoitiveness

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, it did what it was supposed to do. It walked. When Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, glanced at a wall near the entrance of the Bohart Museum during a recent open house, she noticed...

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect, or walking stick, makes the rounds at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bohart Museum visitor gently touches a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Special Day for the Parasitoids and Walking Sticks

UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author E.O. Wilson once said: "(We have) reason to cherish each species in turn as a world unto itself, worthy of lifetimes of study." That includes parasitoids. "Parasitoid Palooza!" That was...

UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect maneuvers toward 12-year-old Elliott Bren of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect maneuvers toward 12-year-old Elliott Bren of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect maneuvers toward 12-year-old Elliott Bren of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian walking stick munches on a eucalyptus leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian walking stick munches on a eucalyptus leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian walking stick munches on a eucalyptus leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sisters Zia Tinel, 8, and Olivia Tinel, 4, of Davis engage in the family craft activity: making pop-up cards starring monarchs and parasitoids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sisters Zia Tinel, 8, and Olivia Tinel, 4, of Davis engage in the family craft activity: making pop-up cards starring monarchs and parasitoids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sisters Zia Tinel, 8, and Olivia Tinel, 4, of Davis engage in the family craft activity: making pop-up cards starring monarchs and parasitoids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator, shows dung beetles to the Huang siblings (from left) Amy, 6, Julie, 4, and Alex, 3, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator, shows dung beetles to the Huang siblings (from left) Amy, 6, Julie, 4, and Alex, 3, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator, shows dung beetles to the Huang siblings (from left) Amy, 6, Julie, 4, and Alex, 3, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Matan Shelomi: Each Answer to a Question Creates New Questions

World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at  at the Reichstag in Berlin.

Think about this: You don't know until you try. You miss every opportunity you do not take. Each answer to a question creates new questions. So began UC Davis alumnus Matan Shelomi when he returned to the UC Davis campus Wednesday, Nov. 15 to...

World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at  at the Reichstag in Berlin.
World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at at the Reichstag in Berlin.

World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at at the Reichstag in Berlin.

Matan Shelomi heads to the podium to deliver his seminar on his stick insect research. At right is major professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matan Shelomi heads to the podium to deliver his seminar on his stick insect research. At right is major professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matan Shelomi heads to the podium to deliver his seminar on his stick insect research. At right is major professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Assistant Professor Matan Shelomi: He'll Introduce You to His Stick Insect Research

Matan Shelomi, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis and his bachelor's degree at Harvard, will return to the UC Davis campus on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to deliver a seminar on his stick and leaf insect research.

Ever ask someone where they live and they respond "I live in the sticks"? They're referring to a rural area, usually forested or farmed. Next week UC Davis alumnus Matan Shelomi will introduce you to his "sticks": the stick and leaf insects from the...

Matan Shelomi, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis and his bachelor's degree at Harvard, will return to the UC Davis campus on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to deliver a seminar on his stick and leaf insect research.
Matan Shelomi, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis and his bachelor's degree at Harvard, will return to the UC Davis campus on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to deliver a seminar on his stick and leaf insect research.

Matan Shelomi, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis and his bachelor's degree at Harvard, will return to the UC Davis campus on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to deliver a seminar on his stick and leaf insect research.

This is the insect that entomologist Matan Shelomi studies: the stick insect, order Phasmatodea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the insect that entomologist Matan Shelomi studies: the stick insect, order Phasmatodea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the insect that entomologist Matan Shelomi studies: the stick insect, order Phasmatodea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Charlotte and the Walking Stick: A New Hair Barrette

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The thing about walking sticks is that they walk. They don't skip, run, or gallop. They walk. And they look just like the twigs from their habitat. Oh, what a camouflage! So when the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, themed "Keep Calm and...

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Charlotte Herbert, who is seeking her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, has a visitor in her hair--a stick insect barrette. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a
George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a "barrette" in the hair of his friend, UC Davis entomology graduate student and Bohart volunteer Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

George Alberts of Los Angeles points to a "barrette" in the hair of his friend, UC Davis entomology graduate student and Bohart volunteer Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM

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