Posts Tagged: Parasitoid Palooza
American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author E.O. Wilson once said: "(We have) reason to cherish each species in turn as a world unto itself, worthy of lifetimes of study." That includes parasitoids. "Parasitoid Palooza!" That was...
UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A stick insect maneuvers toward 12-year-old Elliott Bren of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian walking stick munches on a eucalyptus leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sisters Zia Tinel, 8, and Olivia Tinel, 4, of Davis engage in the family craft activity: making pop-up cards starring monarchs and parasitoids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum education and outreach coordinator, shows dung beetles to the Huang siblings (from left) Amy, 6, Julie, 4, and Alex, 3, of Davis. (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...
Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (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...
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)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (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...
This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's it like to be parasitized? Say you're a caterpillar or an aphid and a wasp comes along and lays her eggs inside you. Her eggs will hatch and then her offspring will eat their way out. You, the host, are no more. Zero. Zip. Zilch. If you...
A wasp (family Aphidiinae) parasitizing an aphid. (Photo by Fran Keller, who received her doctorate in entomology this year from UC Davis.)