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Bohart Museum Open House: 'Bark Beetle Forest Central'

Bohart Museum of Entomology volunteer Riley Gilmartin of Davis shows a chunk of wood with beetle galleries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, you'll learn all about bark beetles but you probably won't recognize the facility. It will be "Bark Beetle Forest Central," says Tabatha Yang, education and...

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Getting Steak and Dessert at the Same Time

A European paper wasp catching prey on a showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarch butterflies aren't the only insects that hang around milkweed, their host plant. You're likely to see a variety of predators, such as the European paper wasp, Polistes dominula. This paper wasp is a little skittish around paparazzi so it helps...

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:07 PM

The Beetle Boys Meet at the Bohart

The Beetle Boys, both recipinets of Coleoperists Society Youth Inventive Awards: Noah Crockette (left) of Sacramento, and Quincy Hansen of Arvada, Colo. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

The Beatle Boys made their mark in Liverpool, but across the pond, specifically at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, the real “Beetle Boys” emerged—entomology-driven youth who have made their mark with...

Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Meet the Bugs at the California State Fair

Visitors wander in and out of the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. The 2017 fair ends July 30. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign at the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion, aka "Bug Barn," screams "Bugs, Stay Back!" A middle-aged woman takes the sign  literally. "What would you do if you saw THAT bug in our backyard?" she asks her daughter, about six years...

Celebrating National Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

This was the scene at the blacklighting display Saturday night, July 22 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Greg Kareofelas (far right) had just set up the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The first moth to arrive was the alfalfa looper moth, Trichopusia ni. But the most striking: the grape leaffolder, Desmia funeralis. More than 15 species landed on the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night open...

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