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The Day That Cockroaches Stole the Show

Karey Windbiel-Rojas' cockroach costume proved a crowd pleaser at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Here entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart, gives his approval. Windbiel-Rojas, with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is the associate director for Urban and Community IPM. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

It was the day that cockroaches stole the show. However, bed bugs, carpet beetles and pantry pests got into the act and competed mightily for the spotlight. The occasion: The UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, held Sunday afternoon, Nov....

Karey Windbiel-Rojas' cockroach costume proved a crowd pleaser at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Here entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart, gives his approval. Windbiel-Rojas, with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is the associate director for Urban and Community IPM. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Karey Windbiel-Rojas' cockroach costume proved a crowd pleaser at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Here entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart, gives his approval. Windbiel-Rojas, with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is the associate director for Urban and Community IPM. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Karey Windbiel-Rojas' cockroach costume proved a crowd pleaser at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Here entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart, gives his approval. Windbiel-Rojas, with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is the associate director for Urban and Community IPM. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Pests, including cockroaches, drew the rapt attention of this crowd at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. That's Karey Windbiel-Rojas fielding questions. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Pests, including cockroaches, drew the rapt attention of this crowd at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. That's Karey Windbiel-Rojas fielding questions. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Pests, including cockroaches, drew the rapt attention of this crowd at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. That's Karey Windbiel-Rojas fielding questions. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon pins an American cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon pins an American cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon pins an American cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum Open House: Bed Bugs and Cochroaches and Pantry Pests

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Entomology, or the scientific study of insects, is not just rural--it's urban, too. Think bed bugs, cockroaches, carpet beetles and pantry pests, among others. Those are some of the critters you'll learn about if you attend the Bohart Museum of...

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.
Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or
Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"), are common pests in stored grains. They're usually unseen because they're about a millimeter long--about the size of a speck of dust--and are transparent to light brown in color. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"), are common pests in stored grains. They're usually unseen because they're about a millimeter long--about the size of a speck of dust--and are transparent to light brown in color. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum Open House: Focusing on Urban Entomology

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or

Mark your calendars! The next open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus, is set for 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18. It's free and family friendly. "The focus is...

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or
Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"). They are common pests in stored grains. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"). They are common pests in stored grains. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Day That Bugs Ruled

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you poked around all the bug exhibits during the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 16, you probably came away thinking:  Bugs rule. In sheer numbers, diversity and special honors. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, home of nearly...

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picnic Day visitors at the Bohart Museum photograph two thorny walking sticks from Southeast Asia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tobacco hornworm, a pest of tomatoes (as is the tomato hornworm), crawls on a youngster's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew
A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew "oohs" and "aahs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa, at the Bohart Museum drew "oohs" and "aahs." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, competed in the cochroach races at Briggs Hall. It won its race. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret
A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret "Rei" Scampavia coordinated the exhibit at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Red Admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, at the Pollinator Pavilion at Briggs Hall. Graduate student Margaret "Rei" Scampavia coordinated the exhibit at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 3:17 PM

The Insect We Love to Hate

At the Reception

Catherine Chalmers hates cockroaches. She said so at her presentation Wednesday night, Jan. 7, at UC Davis. The occasion:  “The Consilience of Art and Science centennial colloquium,...

At the Reception
At the Reception

AT THE RECEPTION--From left are entomologist Diane Ullman, associate dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and co-director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion experimental learning program; artist Catherine Chalmers; and UC Davis Department of Art faculty members Matthias Geiger and Darrin Martin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 6:51 PM

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