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Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn about such parasitoids as nematodes, jewel wasps, small-headed flies and tachinid flies? Of course you do! The Bohart Museum of Entomology is hosting an open house, themed "Parasitoid Palooza," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 in Room...

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Parasitoid Palooza! Or What Ate My Caterpillar or Chrysalis

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're trying to rear monarch butterflies. You notice an egg on your milkweed plant, and watch its life cycle from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis.  Aha, you think, soon I'll be able to see an adult monarch eclose from that chrysalis. Not so...

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM

A PiƱata That Only Entomologists Could Love

The Halloween party invitation from the Bohart Museum of Entomology featured an Acroceridae fly and larva. (Images the work of Nicole Tam, UC Davis alumnus)

Have you ever hit a piñata? Hit it and smashed it to smithereens?   It was probably a Fiesta-ish piñata--maybe a colorful unicorn, donkey, or pony, right?   Bet it wasn't a fly.   And bet it wasn't a fly from the genus...

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All in...

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Celebrate Moths at the Bohart Museum on Saturday Night, July 30

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready...set...go! It's almost time to celebrate moths! How much do you know about moths? Do you know the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Have you ever seen some of the world's largest moths, such as the Atlas moth? Have you ever collected...

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