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The Joy of Dragonflies

A female blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, as identified by Greg Kareofelas of the Bohart Museum, warms itself on a window screen in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a dragonfly lands on your window screen and rests there for several hours, is that good luck? A female red rock skimmer,  Paltothemis lineatipes, did just that. She was several feet from our fish pond and several yards from our pollinator...

A female blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, as identified by Greg Kareofelas of the Bohart Museum, warms itself on a window screen in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, as identified by Greg Kareofelas of the Bohart Museum, warms itself on a window screen in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female blue dasher, Pachydiplax longipennis, as identified by Greg Kareofelas of the Bohart Museum, warms itself on a window screen in the early morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology: One Busy Place!

Entomologist Norm Smith (center) answers questions about moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, is one busy place--lots of activities planned this summer and there's a newly announced schedule of summer hours. Moth Night. The Bohart will celebrate National Moth Night:...

Entomologist Norm Smith (center) answers questions about moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Norm Smith (center) answers questions about moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Norm Smith (center) answers questions about moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A display of moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A display of moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A display of moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond, professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during the 2018 Moth Night. At left is
Jason Bond, professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during the 2018 Moth Night. At left is "Moth Man" and Bohart associate John De Benedictus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond, professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during the 2018 Moth Night. At left is "Moth Man" and Bohart associate John De Benedictus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Bug Land

A funny thing happened on the way to Bug Land. Well, many funny things. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, teaches a course on general entomology and you...


"The swarmers are attracted to lights and tend to expose themselves in the evenings." Sentence by one of Lynn Kimsey's students; illustration by UC Davis graphic artist/entomology student Karissa Merritt.

"The swarmers are attracted to lights and tend to expose themselves in the evenings." Sentence by one of Lynn Kimsey's students; illustration by UC Davis graphic artist/entomology student Karissa Merritt.


"The infected fleas can harbor rats, ground squirrels, rabbits, and occasionally, even house cats." Sentence by one of Lynn Kimsey's students; illustration by UC Davis graphic artist/entomology student Karissa Merritt.

"The infected fleas can harbor rats, ground squirrels, rabbits, and occasionally, even house cats." Sentence by one of Lynn Kimsey's students; illustration by UC Davis graphic artist/entomology student Karissa Merritt.

UC Davis/UC ANR Communicators Win ACE Awards

Bohart associate and entomology  student Wade Spencer (left) shows Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard a stick insect from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Insects played a key role in the recent awards announced by the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE). Five entomology-related entries from UC Davis won awards. They...

Bohart associate and entomology  student Wade Spencer (left) shows Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard a stick insect from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and entomology student Wade Spencer (left) shows Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard a stick insect from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and entomology student Wade Spencer (left) shows Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard a stick insect from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a honey bee covered with mustard pollen won a silver award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image of a honey bee covered with mustard pollen won a silver award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a honey bee covered with mustard pollen won a silver award in the ACE competition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Birds, Bats or a Bloom? But No Splat!

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, ready to devour aphids, its primary food source. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember that massive green blob that showed up Tuesday night, June 4 on the National Weather Service (NWS) radar in San Diego, and NWS tweeted it was a “a cloud of ladybugs (termed a bloom)”? Wait! They may NOT have been ladybugs,...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, ready to devour aphids, its primary food source. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, ready to devour aphids, its primary food source. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, ready to devour aphids, its primary food source. Image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle on the prowl in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle on the prowl in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle on the prowl in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-boo! A lady beetle peers over a leaf in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Peek-a-boo! A lady beetle peers over a leaf in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Peek-a-boo! A lady beetle peers over a leaf in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A congregation of overwintering lady beetles in California's Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
A congregation of overwintering lady beetles in California's Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A congregation of overwintering lady beetles in California's Coast Range. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

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