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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Entomology

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...

'Life in the Hive': Bee-utiful Art

Multiple hands at work on the mosaic ceramic panels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It’s all about the bees, the garden and the art. The UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program is installing mosaic ceramic panels on cement planters at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden on Bee Biology Road, west of...

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Bugfest at Dixon May Fair

Beekeeper Brian Fishback shows his daughter, Emily, his bee observation hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you think that every insect on a flower is a honey bee, you should see what the UC Davis Department of Entomology is showcasing at the Dixon May Fair, May 9-12. You'll not only see honey bees in a bee observation hive, but specimens of bumble...

About That Stink Bug...

Brown marmorated stink bugs. (USDA, Stephen Ausmus)

It doesn't usually make the 6 o'clock news--or even the 10 o'clock news--but it's trouble. Trouble, indeed. The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha hales), a native of Asia, was first discovered in the United States in Allentown, Penn., in...

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Ladybugs Coming Up in the World

Two ladybugs in a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Decisions, decisions... Where's the best spot for the new residents of my garden? I acquired two ladybugs last Saturday during the 99th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Background: as part of the campuswide celebration, the Department of Entomology annually...

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:36 PM

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