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In the Loop--on the Mustard

The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica, nectaring on mustard blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen this mottled brownish/blackish/grayish moth around lately? The alfalfa looper moth, Autographa californica? We spotted this moth, as identified by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, and Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Bohart Museum Visitors: As Close as Davis and as Far Away as San Jose

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When there's a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, visitors come to listen, learn and explore. Such was the case during the Parasitoid Palooza open house last Saturday, Nov. 18 when area residents, including parents and their children, and...

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

The Day a Widow Skimmer Came Calling

A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer,

Just as all lady bugs aren't ladies, all widow skimmer dragonflies aren't female. A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer," (as identified by Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dragonfly expert Greg Kareofelas), recently...

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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...

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

Seeing Spots: 12 of Them!

The 12-spot dragonfly, Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. on July 16.

Most of the time, I see red. Occasionally, I see spots. Red? The flameskimmer dragonflies (Libellula saturata) that hang out in our pollinator garden. Spots? The 12-spot dragonfly, Libellula pulchella. On Sunday, July 16 a male Libellula pulchella...

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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