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A Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa, fluttering in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, there are day-flying moths. And some of them are quite attractive. Take the Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa. We saw our first-ever last March in our pollinator garden.  Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, UC...

A Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa, fluttering in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa, fluttering in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa, fluttering in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lepitoptera curator Jeff Smith chats with visitors at last year's Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lepitoptera curator Jeff Smith chats with visitors at last year's Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lepitoptera curator Jeff Smith chats with visitors at last year's Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas answers a question during the Bohart Museum's Moth Night last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas answers a question during the Bohart Museum's Moth Night last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas answers a question during the Bohart Museum's Moth Night last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum is an opportunity for kids to be creative. This year
The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum is an opportunity for kids to be creative. This year "kids will be able to color and string white cocoons and make necklaces or bracelets with them," said Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum is an opportunity for kids to be creative. This year "kids will be able to color and string white cocoons and make necklaces or bracelets with them," said Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Moth Man" John DeBenedictis (right) talks to moth enthusiasts at the Bohart Museum's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Moth Man" John DeBenedictis (right) talks to moth enthusiasts at the Bohart Museum's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like a Moth to a Flame: Moth Night at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Like a moth to a flame... That's what it will be like when folks flock to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday night, Aug. 3 for its annual Moth Night. It's free and family friendly--and it's all in keeping with National Moth Week: Exploring...


"Moth Man" John DeBenedictus (left) shows Professor Jason Bond the insects on the sheet in the Bohart Museum's blacklighting display last year. Bond is the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Moth Man" John DeBenedictus (left) shows Professor Jason Bond the insects on the sheet in the Bohart Museum's blacklighting display last year. Bond is the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scarab Beetles First to Arrive at UC Davis 'Moth Night'

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is

It was "Moth Night" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday night, but three scarab beetles beat the moths to the blacklighting display. The UC Davis event took place from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in celebration of National Moth...

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is
UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's
This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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