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Moths, Microscopes and Insect Scientists: They All Go Together at Bohart Museum Open House

Moth Night at the Bohart Museum is fun and educational. Here two youngsters learn the differences between moths and butterflies at last year's event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moths, a magnificent microscope (scanning electron microscope) and friendly scientists--what could be better than that? How about free hot chocolate, herbal tea and cookies? The Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Saturday night, July 22, promises...

Moth Night at the Bohart Museum is fun and educational. Here two youngsters learn the differences between moths and butterflies at last year's event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Moth Night at the Bohart Museum is fun and educational. Here two youngsters learn the differences between moths and butterflies at last year's event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moth Night at the Bohart Museum is fun and educational. Here two youngsters learn the differences between moths and butterflies at last year's event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung answers questions at the 2016 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung answers questions at the 2016 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung answers questions at the 2016 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This way to the petting zoo! UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer talks about the Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This way to the petting zoo! UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer talks about the Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This way to the petting zoo! UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer talks about the Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Flies, Maggots and Forensic Entomologists at Bohart Museum on Sunday, July 9

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)

Do you know the importance of maggots? Have you ever wanted to talk to a forensic entomologist? Ever wanted to create "maggot art" in a family friendly environment?Members of the North American Forensic Entomology Association (NAFEA) will be...

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)
A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Quick: What Critter Eats Styrofoam?

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick question: What critter can chew and digest Styrofoam? Drum roll...Time's up... If you answered "mealworms"--or the larval form of the darkling beetle, family Tenebrionidae--that's correct. And if you visit the UC Davis Bohart...

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer with his Recycling Man. Inside mealworms are chewing and digesting the Styrofoam. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Loving the Lupine

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a given: Honey bees love lupine. We watched them buzzing around a flower patch of blue (lupine) and gold (California poppies) today along Hopkins Road, University of California, Davis, west of the central campus. Those are Aggie colors: blue and...

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM
 
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