Posts Tagged: bed bugs
It was the day that cockroaches stole the show. However, bed bugs, carpet beetles and pantry pests got into the act and competed mightily for the spotlight. The occasion: The UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, held Sunday afternoon, Nov....
Karey Windbiel-Rojas' cockroach costume proved a crowd pleaser at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. Here entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart, gives his approval. Windbiel-Rojas, with the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) is the associate director for Urban and Community IPM. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Pests, including cockroaches, drew the rapt attention of this crowd at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. That's Karey Windbiel-Rojas fielding questions. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon pins an American cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology, or the scientific study of insects, is not just rural--it's urban, too. Think bed bugs, cockroaches, carpet beetles and pantry pests, among others. Those are some of the critters you'll learn about if you attend the Bohart Museum of...
Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.
Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"), are common pests in stored grains. They're usually unseen because they're about a millimeter long--about the size of a speck of dust--and are transparent to light brown in color. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Killer bees can pursue people for more than a quarter mile when they are animated and antagonistic and die once they sting since the stingers are located at their abdomen." Hmmm, run that by again? We've all written "please-let-me-do-this-over-again"...
An unusual image of a honey bee sting. Note the stinger embedded in the wrist and the honey bee pulling away, its abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee encounters a velvetry tree ant. They are foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brother, sister...can you spare a meal? If you're rearing a bed bug colony, they need blood. Yours, if you don't mind. Someone else's, if there's no one else around. A big draw at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house, "Parasite...
Nematologist/parasitologist Lauren Camp, who received her doctorate at UC Davis last December, volunteered for the bed bug-feeding demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum visitors crowd around Charlotte Herbert, a graduate student in entomology at UC Davis, as she participates in a bed bug-feeding demonstration. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang (standing at right) explains what bed bug-feeding is all about. Seated is "blood donor" Lauren Camp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How much do you know about ticks? How much do you know about nematodes? What would you like to know? You'll be able to learn more about both, plus fleas, mites, lice, bed bugs, botflies and other critters, when the Bohart Museum of Entomology of UC...
Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)