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Bohart Museum Open House: Focusing on Urban Entomology

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or

Mark your calendars! The next open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus, is set for 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18. It's free and family friendly. "The focus is...

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or
Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"). They are common pests in stored grains. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice are nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"). They are common pests in stored grains. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle (aka ladybug) is a beneficial insect in the garden. It eats aphids and other soft-scale insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Yes, You Do Eat Insects!

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, in cornmeal. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. The bugs are five times their life size. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, you do eat insects! Maybe not deliberately, as in those who engage in entomophagy, the technical term for eating insects. Think of chocolate chirp cookies! Think of cricket flour! Think of making a meal out of mealworms. For thousands of years,...

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, in cornmeal. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. The bugs are five times their life size. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, in cornmeal. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. The bugs are five times their life size. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, in cornmeal. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65mm lens. The bugs are five times their life size. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is what you really see with the naked eye: the booklice are nearly microscopic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is what you really see with the naked eye: the booklice are nearly microscopic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is what you really see with the naked eye: the booklice are nearly microscopic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:57 PM
Focus Area Tags: Food Pest Management
 
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