Posts Tagged: beetles
You've heard the phase, "wear your heart on your sleeve"--which means to show your emotions openly. How about wearing a pollinator on your heart? It's National Pollinator Week. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA) offers a...
EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt, "REPRESANT"; Jill Oberski with her onesie, "My Sister Loves Me" and Corwin Parker wearing his "BarBeeCue" t-shirt. All are available online at https://mkt.com/UCDavisEntGrad/. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"The Beetles" t-shirt is the EGSA's all-time best seller. Instead of the English rock band John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star crossing Abbey Road in single file (that's the iconic image on the cover of their album, Abbey Road), think of The Beetles (four insects) crossing Abbey Road in single file. Beneath the images of the beetles are their family names: Phengogidae, Curculionidae, Cerambycidae and Scarabaeidae. Think glowworm, snout, long-horned, and scarab beetles.
They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named Snuggles, guide walking sticks "strolling" on your arm, or cradle a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Or marvel at the display of...
Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So you're in a quandary. You have no idea what to get the nature lovers/insect enthusiasts on your holiday gift-giving list. It's buggin' ya. No worries. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA) to the rescue. Every year EGSA...
Entomologist/artist Stacey Rice wearing one of her prize-winning shirts--this one typifies UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What happened in our pollinator garden on June 3 probably would have promoted a standing ovation from agriculturists who grow cotton, strawberries, sugarbeets, tomatoes, beans, safflower, potatoes, and other crops. A crab spider nailed a major pest, a...
A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You could say that noted entomologist/author Stephen Buchmann has a thing for buds, bees, beetles and butterflies...buds that burst into flowers, and bugs that burst into pollinators. The UC Davis-trained entomologist, author of the newly published...
Entomologist Stephen Buchmann talks about the nests of carpenter bees at The Bee Course, an annual summer workshop in Arizona sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. (Photo courtesy of Robbin Thorp)