Posts Tagged: John DeBenedictis
National Moth Week, July 21-29, celebrates the beauty, life cycles and habitats of moths. What's not to celebrate? And you can do so at the University of California, Davis. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic...
Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (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...
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)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung answers questions at the 2016 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This way to the petting zoo! UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer talks about the Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks and tarantulas at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will celebrate National Moth Week on Saturday night, July 22 with an indoor-and-outdoor open house featuring blacklighting; moth displays including “the Trump moth,” and...
UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung with a moth display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi moth. (Photo courtesy of evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari of Canada, who named the moth)
It was a gathering of lepidopterists. A veritable Who's Who of lepidopterists. Some 25 lepidopterists and others interested in butterflies and moths gathered recently at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, to work on identifications, share...
Essig Museum associate Kelly Richers works on underwing moths at the gathering of lepitopderists at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jerry Powell (seated at microscope) of Berkeley talks to colleagues. From left are entomologist Max Klepikov of Berkeley; distinguished professor Don Strong of tje UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology and UC Davis graduate student Eric Lopresti. Kleipkov holds a doctorate in entomology from his native Russia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Physician Val Albu (left) of Fresno confers with entomologist Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, UC Berkeley. At far right is Chris Lay, manager of UC Santa Cruz's Natural History Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Rick Kelson, who directs the butterfly habitat at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, looks over specimens with Shanda Witham, associate curator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Conferring are Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum, Jeff Smith,curator of the Bohart's butterfly and moth specimens, and Marc Epstein, senior biosystematist for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum and Essig Museum associate Bill Patterson opens a drawer at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oh, what a (moth) night! Saturday, July 18 marked the beginning of National Moth Week and the Bohart Museum of Entomology obliged with an indoor and outdoor open house, its first-ever evening open house. The event took place from 8 to 11 p.m....
Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology was the first-ever evening open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Moth Night crowd at the Bohart Museum of Entomology awaiting moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis explains the backlighting system to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer (center, n black shirt) talks bugs to an enthusiastic crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, a Bohart Museum associate, explains how to spread a moth's wings to Lauren Mitchell, a UC Davis student majoring in ecology, evolution and diversity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Nansen sisters (from left) Emma, 12, Molly, 6, and Miriam, 15, of Davis display entomology buttons. They helped visitors create buttons. Their mother, Maria, is a volunteer at the Bohart, and their father, Christian, is a UC Davis entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)