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A Visit to the Bohart Museum

UC Davis employee Michele Belden shows her son, Cash, 5, some of the butterflies in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Belden manages the Aggie Surplus, formerly Bargain Barn, on campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're 5 years old, the world is full of wonders. Especially when your mother takes you to the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the butterfly specimens. Such was the case when Cash Belden, 5, and his mother, Michelle Belden (she's the...

UC Davis employee Michele Belden shows her son, Cash, 5, some of the butterflies in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Belden manages the Aggie Surplus, formerly Bargain Barn, on campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis employee Michele Belden shows her son, Cash, 5, some of the butterflies in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Belden manages the Aggie Surplus, formerly Bargain Barn, on campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis employee Michele Belden shows her son, Cash, 5, some of the butterflies in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Belden manages the Aggie Surplus, formerly Bargain Barn, on campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, shows a drawer full of butterflies to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, shows a drawer full of butterflies to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section at the Bohart Museum, shows a drawer full of butterflies to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepitopdera section at the Bohart Museum, talks to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas, naturalist and photographer who helps conduct the butterfly/moth specimen tours. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepitopdera section at the Bohart Museum, talks to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas, naturalist and photographer who helps conduct the butterfly/moth specimen tours. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepitopdera section at the Bohart Museum, talks to Michelle Belden and son, Cash, 5. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas, naturalist and photographer who helps conduct the butterfly/moth specimen tours. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cash Belden, 5, smiles at the camera as he stands next to a drawer full of monarch specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cash Belden, 5, smiles at the camera as he stands next to a drawer full of monarch specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cash Belden, 5, smiles at the camera as he stands next to a drawer full of monarch specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Oh, the Butterflies You'll See at the Bohart During UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, holds some of the Morpho specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the butterflies you'll see at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the eighth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 16. Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) collection, says "I believe we...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, holds some of the Morpho specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, holds some of the Morpho specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, holds some of the Morpho specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue morpho butterflies are among the
Blue morpho butterflies are among the "Wow" displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Blue morpho butterflies are among the "Wow" displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum has five drawers of monarch butterfly specimens. Here curator Jeff Smith shows some of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum has five drawers of monarch butterfly specimens. Here curator Jeff Smith shows some of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum has five drawers of monarch butterfly specimens. Here curator Jeff Smith shows some of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You Gotta Love Those Praying Mantids!

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa

You gotta love those praying mantids! An orchid mantis and a ghost mantis fascinated visitors at the recent open house hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology.  Officers of the UC Davis Entomology Club displayed mantids from the collection of...

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati,secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa
A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:43 PM

A Moth Like No Other: Neopalpa donaldtrumpi

Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.

It's a moth like no other. Did you read the abstract published Jan. 17 in the journal ZooKeys about the newly discovered and named moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi? No? Well, you probably read the news story. It went viral. Somewhat overlooked was the role...

Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.
Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.

Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.

Bohart Museum researcher Danielle Wishon, graduate of UC Davis, in the clay pan of Algodones Dunes. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
Bohart Museum researcher Danielle Wishon, graduate of UC Davis, in the clay pan of Algodones Dunes. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Bohart Museum researcher Danielle Wishon, graduate of UC Davis, in the clay pan of Algodones Dunes. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Site of where the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered by Bohart Museum of Entomology researchers. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)
Site of where the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered by Bohart Museum of Entomology researchers. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Site of where the Neopalpa donaldtrumpi was discovered by Bohart Museum of Entomology researchers. (Photo by Lynn Kimsey)

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Learn All About Butterflies Sept. 18 at UC Davis Arboretum

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You might see monarchs, Gulf Fritillaries, Western tiger swallowtails, pipevine swallowtails, and skippers.  You'll learn about butterflies and their needs. It's a UC Davis Arboretum talk and tour and it's free and open to the public. Entomologist...

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those on the UC Davis butterfly tour on Sept. 18 may spot monarch butterflies on mlkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)
Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)

Entomologist Joel Hernandez leads a 2015 butterfly tour at the UC Davis Arboretum. He'll conduct another tour at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Elaine Fingerett, UC Davis Arboretum)

Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

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