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Posts Tagged: Steve Seybold

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

Bohart Museum Open House: 'Bark Beetle Forest Central'

Bohart Museum of Entomology volunteer Riley Gilmartin of Davis shows a chunk of wood with beetle galleries. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, you'll learn all about bark beetles but you probably won't recognize the facility. It will be "Bark Beetle Forest Central," says Tabatha Yang, education and...

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 5:02 PM

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