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Picture This: A 5x6-Foot Ruby-Tailed Wasp at Bohart Museum

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the new addition, a microsculpture of a ruby-tailed wasp by Levon Biss of London. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Picture this! A 5x6-foot ruby-tailed wasp! When you visit the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, that's what will greet you at its entrance. It's a huge microsculpture of a cuckoo or emerald wasp, the work of noted...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the new addition, a microsculpture of a ruby-tailed wasp by Levon Biss of London. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the new addition, a microsculpture of a ruby-tailed wasp by Levon Biss of London. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the new addition, a microsculpture of a ruby-tailed wasp by Levon Biss of London. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Hmm, What's That Critter with the Long, Skinny Necks and Legs?

Heads of Rhadinoscelidia malaysiae species.

“They have weird, long, skinny hinged necks, long skinny legs, and the wing bases are covered by a structure that looks like a large hub cap." What's that critter, as described by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and...

Heads of Rhadinoscelidia malaysiae species.
Heads of Rhadinoscelidia malaysiae species. "One of the most unusual things about these wasps is the weird head deformities," says Lynn Kimsey. "I’ve never seen it in any other wasps or bees that I’ve studied."

Heads of Rhadinoscelidia malaysiae species. "One of the most unusual things about these wasps is the weird head deformities," says Lynn Kimsey. "I’ve never seen it in any other wasps or bees that I’ve studied."

Comparison of Rhadinoscelidia (top) and Chrysididae. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Kimsey)
Comparison of Rhadinoscelidia (top) and Chrysididae. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Kimsey)

Comparison of Rhadinoscelidia (top) and Chrysididae. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Kimsey)

Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources
 
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