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Bohart Museum Halloween Party: A Night of Frights and Delights!

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a night of frights and delights! The Bohart Museum Society hosted the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 24th annual pre-Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the University of California, Davis,  billing it as “They Come From Within" and...

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by  the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back "Department of Corrections." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back "Department of Corrections." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11
UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11", towered over everyone. Next to him (in back) is his wife, entomologist Jenella Loye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11", towered over everyone. Next to him (in back) is his wife, entomologist Jenella Loye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 3:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Food Innovation

What a Night for Moths and Spectators!

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's

What a night! What a night--both inside and outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis on Saturday, July 21. While moths and other insects fluttered to the blacklighting display,  visitors flocked inside the...

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC DAvis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the Bugs You'll See at the Bohart: Giant T-Shirt Sale

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spencer, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They'll give you the shirt off their back. Well, not quite, but you can buy a shirt off their rack! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, has discounted all of its bug-themed t-shirts in its year-around gift...

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spencer, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer. Spencer, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer. Spencer, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Innovation

Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

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)

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)
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)

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)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (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)

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Parasitoid Palooza! Or What Ate My Caterpillar or Chrysalis

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (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)
This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
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)

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)

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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