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Shades of Shirley Temple, Maybe?

Exchanging a curly haired tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shades of Shirley Temple, maybe? A curly haired tarantula at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis could have been named for...drum roll..Shirley Temple. The curly haired tarantula, or Brachypelma albopilosum, proved a big hit at the Bohart...

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Getting Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Tabatha Yang, public education coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, works with visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for a Super Day of Science? The University of California, Davis is preparing for its fifth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. Set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, it's a campuswide open house showcasing 11 specialized research and...

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Bugging the Bug Bowl Team

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

They answered all the questions correctly except one. And that one, they agreed, they should have known. Oops! Here's what happened: The "Bug Bowl" team, aka the Linnaean Games team from the University of California, Davis, won the national...

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:31 PM

A Force Awakened and to Be Reckoned With

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Moviegoers are anxious to see the long-awaited "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which officially opens Dec. 18. But the Linnaean Games are also a force to be reckoned with-- for those who study insect science or who want to study insect...

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Congratulations, UC Davis Linnaean Games Team: National Champs!

This was the scene at the ESA Linnaean Games Championships: UC Davis on the left, and the University of Florida on the right. (Photo by Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now in a postdoctoral position at North Carolina State University)

Quick, what's the answer to: "What is the smallest insect that is not a parasite or parasitoid?" Okay then, "What are the three primary conditions that define eusociality?" Or how about "Nicrophorus americanus is listed under what legislative...

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:46 PM

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