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Bugs at the Bohart? Yes, and Bernie and a Hot Dog, Too!

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists don't always dress as predators or prey at their Halloween parties. Sure, they're known for donning butterfly, bee, and black widow spider costumes. But sometimes they opt to characterize a scarecrow, a rag doll, a police officer, a...

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Fusing Art with Science: 'I'd Like a Faster Maggot'

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"I'd like a faster maggot." So said a little boy working on his maggot art project last Sunday afternoon, July 9, at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. The occasion: a special open house with special presenters, members of North American...

Entomologists Know How to Bug Ya!

Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a bug worth? That question was neither asked nor answered at the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, held April 22, but just about everything else was! Let's take a look back at all...

There's a Black Widow Spider in the Parade!

UC Davis Entomology Club members with the black widow spider float are (from left) Darian Dungey, James Fong, Chloe Shott (partially shown), Ben Maples (partially shown) James Heydon,   Maia Lundy, Diego Rivera. Lundy is the president of the club. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles, beneath stones and rubble, and in cluttered areas of basements, sheds and garages. It can strike fear in the hearts of non-biologists. Sometimes it's found...

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Targeting the Varroa Mite

Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (second from left) talks to a UC Davis class in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Third from left is forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, one of the two class instructors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeepers know the varroa mite as "Public Enemy No. 1." And it's an enemy to be reckoned with, Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen told students in the UC Davis "Biology of Parasitism" class, taught by forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey and...

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5:18 PM

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