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Carey's 'African Odyssey' Draws Standing-Room Only Crowd

James R. Carey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and his wife, Patty, with a Mursi woman (Ethiopia)  showing her lip plate. Also known as a lip disc, it is a status symbol among the Mursi women.

Mosquitoes apparently don't like entomologist James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis. "I've never been bitten by a mosquito," Carey told the standing-room crowd at his presentation on “African...

James R. Carey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and his wife, Patty, with a Mursi woman (Ethiopia)  showing her lip plate. Also known as a lip disc, it is a status symbol among the Mursi women.
James R. Carey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and his wife, Patty, with a Mursi woman (Ethiopia) showing her lip plate. Also known as a lip disc, it is a status symbol among the Mursi women.

James R. Carey, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology and his wife, Patty, with a Mursi woman (Ethiopia) showing her lip plate. Also known as a lip disc, it is a status symbol among the Mursi women.

Dung beetles were among the insects that entomologist James R. Carey photographed in Africa.
Dung beetles were among the insects that entomologist James R. Carey photographed in Africa.

Dung beetles were among the insects that entomologist James R. Carey photographed in Africa.

An African lion,  an image captured by Patty Carey of Davis.
An African lion, an image captured by Patty Carey of Davis.

An African lion, an image captured by Patty Carey of Davis.

UC Davis Spring Seminars: from Fruit Flies to Ants to Spider Glue and More!

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies.  Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo, assistant professor of entomology, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, has lined up the department's spring seminars for the spring quarter, and what a line-up it is! They range in topics from fruit...

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies.  Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies. Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fruit fly, spotted wing drosophila, on a raspberry. The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's first spring seminar is on fruit flies. Alistair McGregor of Oxford Brookes University, England, will speak. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

African Odyssey: From a Fog-Harvesting Beetle to a Thundering Elephant

A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle at Epupa Falls, Namibia. (Photo by Hans Hillewaert, Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Entomologists don't always study insects. If you're James R. Carey , distinguished professor of entomology at UC Davis, and you're in Africa, you also video them--insects like fog-harvesting Namib Desert beetle.  The Namibian Beetle (Stenocara...

A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle at Epupa Falls, Namibia. (Photo by Hans Hillewaert, Courtesy of Wikipedia)
A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle at Epupa Falls, Namibia. (Photo by Hans Hillewaert, Courtesy of Wikipedia)

A Racing Stripe Darkling Beetle at Epupa Falls, Namibia. (Photo by Hans Hillewaert, Courtesy of Wikipedia)

The world's second highest sand dune (Sossusvlei's Big Daddy). (Photo by Patty Carey)
The world's second highest sand dune (Sossusvlei's Big Daddy). (Photo by Patty Carey)

The world's second highest sand dune (Sossusvlei's Big Daddy). (Photo by Patty Carey)

Entomologist James R. Carey also took an interest in elephants on his African Odyssey. This is an African elephant in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. (Photo by Patty Carey)
Entomologist James R. Carey also took an interest in elephants on his African Odyssey. This is an African elephant in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. (Photo by Patty Carey)

Entomologist James R. Carey also took an interest in elephants on his African Odyssey. This is an African elephant in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. (Photo by Patty Carey)

Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:58 PM
 
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