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No Fear

Tiny Praying Mantis

No fear. None at all. Some of the bugs you'll see at the UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology are "baby" praying mantises or mantids. An egg case (here's one at right) hatched on Emily Bzdyk's desk this week. "I...

Tiny Praying Mantis
Tiny Praying Mantis

BARELY VISIBLE, this is a newly hatched praying mantis, held by Emily Bzdyk, a first-year graduate student in entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let Us Prey
Let Us Prey

LET US PREY--An adult praying mantis lurks among the vegetation, ready to snare an unsuspecting insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off with the Head
Off with the Head

A PRAYING MANTIS snares a pipevine swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor) and eats everything but the wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Nanase Nakanishi

Everything's coming up roses at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. Roses? Make that rose-haired tarantulas. See, the Bohart not only houses some seven million insect specimens in its quarters in 1124 Academic Surge, but they have...

Nanase Nakanishi
Nanase Nakanishi

NEW BROOCH--Nanase Nakanishi, a UC Davis student who plans to become a veterinarian, cares for this rose-haired tarantula at the Bohart Museum. It's one of the live insects in the museum, which houses more than seven million specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of the exquisite rose-haired taranatula, a native of Chile. It's known for its gentleness and is a favorite at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

PRAYING MANTIS perches on Nanase Nakanishi's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Cold Case

Egg Case

Here's a "cold case" to investigate. Check your backyard or neighborhood park and see if a praying mantis has deposited an egg case on a tree limb, plant or fence. Case in point: Over at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, west of...

Egg Case
Egg Case

THIS EGG CASE on a potted plant outside the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, UC Davis, will yield from 100 to 200 tiny mantises next spring when the weather warms. A praying mantis recently deposited her eggs on the plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Prey?
Prey?

ARE YOU A PREY?--A pugnacious praying mantis eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 at 5:56 PM

On Your Knees!

Praying Mantis

 The praying mantis glared at me. It was not afraid of me, my camera, or my jockeying around to get a better position. When I captured the image (below) last fall in a neighbor's garden, I decided that in 2009, I would get my very own...

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU--A praying mantis shows no fear. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's in the Bag
It's in the Bag

IT'S IN THE BAG--You can buy a praying mantis egg case online, in a nursery, or in the gardening section of your local hardware store. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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Turning Over a New Leaf

Praying Mantis

For my New Year's resolution, I resolve to turn over a new leaf. Oh, sure, most folks resolve to eat less, exercise more, drink less, read more, stress less, save more, gripe less, and volunteer more. Not me. I'm turning over a new leaf. You...

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF--and there's a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crane Fly
Crane Fly

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF--and there's a crane fly, also known as a mosquito hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug
Ladybug

TURN OVER A NEW LEAF--and there's a ladybug, aka lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 4:23 PM

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