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A Spotlight on Nematodes

UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp wears a papier mache nematode hat, modeled after a hookworm mouth. At left is nematologist Chris Pagan, a graduate student in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick question: What was diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp of the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital wearing on her head as she talked about the nematode collection last Saturday at the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum...

UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp wears a papier mache nematode hat, modeled after a hookworm mouth. At left is nematologist Chris Pagan, a graduate student in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp wears a papier mache nematode hat, modeled after a hookworm mouth. At left is nematologist Chris Pagan, a graduate student in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp wears a papier mache nematode hat, modeled after a hookworm mouth. At left is nematologist Chris Pagan, a graduate student in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors expressed awe and wonder  at the nematode collection during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. At left, staffing the table, is UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp, who received her doctorate from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors expressed awe and wonder at the nematode collection during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. At left, staffing the table, is UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp, who received her doctorate from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors expressed awe and wonder at the nematode collection during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. At left, staffing the table, is UC Davis diagnostic parasitologist Lauren Camp, who received her doctorate from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and graduate student Corwin Parker talks about nematodes to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nematologist and graduate student Corwin Parker talks about nematodes to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nematologist and graduate student Corwin Parker talks about nematodes to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bird's eye view of the nematode collection and nematologists staffing the display in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bird's eye view of the nematode collection and nematologists staffing the display in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bird's eye view of the nematode collection and nematologists staffing the display in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who Doesn't Love Bugs?

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raise your hands! How many of you love bugs? If you had asked that question at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, the Yellow Shirts would have...

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now
Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Praying Mantis Named Cupcake Greets Visitors at the Bohart Museum

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most bakers define a "cupcake" as a a small cake designed to serve one person--and one that can be baked in a paper or aluminum cup in a muffin tin. Not UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz, treasurer of the UC Davis Entomology Club. "Cupcake"...

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her  Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn,  Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn, Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn, Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Bugs from Belize in the Bohart

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Talk about alliteration. "Bugs from Belize in the Bohart." It doesn't get any more bugly than that. That would be the exhibit at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's part of the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day, an all-day event set from 9...

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)
Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)
These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)

These are some of the insects collected in Belize on a collection trip led by Professors David Wyatt of Sacramento City College and Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors  Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, community college student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, community college student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Many insects collected in Belize now have a home at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, and collectors Darian Dungey of Concord, a UC Davis graduate in entomology, and Noah Crockette of Davis, Sacramento City College student. Some of their insect specimens are shown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)
The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

The collectors in Belize! All are wearing matching shirts; image taken in August 2017. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Meet and Greet 'Watermelon' at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

This praying mantis, nicknamed

Have you ever said "Hi" to a watermelon? No? Well, you can "meet and greet" a watermelon at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the seventh annual campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the University of California, Davis. But...

This praying mantis, nicknamed
This praying mantis, nicknamed "Watermelon," is an adult female Australian rainforest mantis, Hierodula majuscola, part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati. He will display this mantis and others from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This praying mantis, nicknamed "Watermelon," is an adult female Australian rainforest mantis, Hierodula majuscola, part of the collection of UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati. He will display this mantis and others from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As a Bohart Museum associate, UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati works on a tray of praying mantis specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
As a Bohart Museum associate, UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati works on a tray of praying mantis specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

As a Bohart Museum associate, UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati works on a tray of praying mantis specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The red and green coloration on  this Australian rainforest mantis, Hierodula majuscola, led Lohit Garikipati to name her
The red and green coloration on this Australian rainforest mantis, Hierodula majuscola, led Lohit Garikipati to name her "Watermelon." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The red and green coloration on this Australian rainforest mantis, Hierodula majuscola, led Lohit Garikipati to name her "Watermelon." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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