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A Praying Mantis Named Cupcake Greets Visitors at the Bohart Museum

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most bakers define a "cupcake" as a a small cake designed to serve one person--and one that can be baked in a paper or aluminum cup in a muffin tin. Not UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz, treasurer of the UC Davis Entomology Club. "Cupcake"...

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Jackson Audley: A Case Study with the Walnut Twig Beetle

The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So tiny and so destructive. It's about the size of a grain of rice but it's a killer. That's the walnut twig beetle, Pityophthorus juglandis, which in association with a newly described fungus, Geosmithia morbida, causes thousand cankers disease,...

If You Fuse Art With Science, This Is for You!

Entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, UC Davis professor of entomology, looks over insect art with fellow UC Davis faculty affiliate Steve Seybold, research entomologist with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture.  The occasion: a  show to showcase the work of Ullman's students in 2015 in Entomology 1. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you fuse art with science, this is for you.  Like to draw, paint, or photograph insects? Or use other mediums, including textiles, sculpture, video and mixed media? Or engage in other science/art subjects? You're invited to enter...

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:37 PM

The Day That The Beetles Invaded the Bohart

USDA Forest Research entomologist Steve Seybold (foreground) and UC Davis graduate student Corwin Parker peel bark to reveal larvae of bark beetles and wood borers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it "The Day that the Beetles Invaded the Bohart." That would be the recent open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, on "Bark Beetles and Forest Health," coordinated by USDA Forest Service research...

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Why There's a Tree in the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Hanging posters in preparation for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Aug. 27 are Steve Seybold lab associates Crystal Homicz (left), a UC Davis undergraduate student and research assistant, and  entomologist Megan Siefker, a junior specialist in the Seybold lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Siefker received her bachelor's degree in entomology in December, 2014 and Homicz is majoring in animal biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There are nearly 8 million insect specimens in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. As of Friday noon, Aug. 25, there's also one tree. It's a fir. And no, it has nothing to do with the pending holiday season. It's for the...

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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