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It's National Pollinator Week: Do You Know Where Your Bee T-Shirts Are?

EGSA's 2018 t-shirt winners: Brendon Boudinot wearing his t-shirt,

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...

Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Holiday Gifts Buggin' Ya?

Entomologist/artist Stacey Rice wearing one of her prize-winning shirts--this one typifies UC Davis. (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...

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:59 PM

A Big Cheer for a Crab Spider

A crab spider nails an agricultural pest, a lygus bug. (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...

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 4:37 PM
Tags: agriculturists (1), beans (1), beetles (7), berries (1), blanket flower (1), cotton (1), Gaillardia (1), Lygus bug (1), Lygus hesperus (1)

Real Reason for Flowers? It's All About Sex

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)

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...

Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 5:24 PM

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