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Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the

How do you get your point across if you're trying to explain what a "parasitoid" is? Well, if you're the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you do it with a family craft activity--inflating a balloon inside a balloon to...

Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the
Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the "parasitoid" balloon station at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the "parasitoid" balloon station at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the
Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the "parasitoid" balloon station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the "parasitoid" balloon station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Ready for Parasitoid Palooza II? Bohart Museum Open House on Sunday, Jan. 10

A wasp  parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

If you've ever tried to rear monarch butterflies, you may have encountered a caterpillar parasitized by a tachinid fly, which oviposits or injects its eggs into it. The fly's life cycle continues, but the host dies.  The tachinid fly is a...

A wasp  parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)
A wasp parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

A wasp parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 1:48 PM
 
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