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Why These Mealworms Don't Miss a Meal

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Several years ago you probably read about the Stanford researchers who discovered that mealworms--larvae of darkling beetles--eat Styrofoam. And if you attended the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Dec. 5, 2015, you may have seen...

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a mealworm on Styrofoam. This image was taken with a Canon MPE-65 mm lens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trevor Fowles, a second-year doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, with his mealworms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mealworms eating Styrofoam in the Christian Nansen lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller: Entomologist, Teacher, Artist, Author

Fran Keller photographing insects in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Mark deVries)

When Mary Frances "Fran" Keller, doctoral candidate at the UC Davis Department of Entomology, delivers her exit seminar on Wednesday, May 29, the audience will get a glimpse of all the titles she holds. In her professional life, she's an entomologist,...

Fran Keller photographing insects in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Mark deVries)
Fran Keller photographing insects in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Mark deVries)

Fran Keller photographing insects in the Mojave Desert. (Photo by Mark deVries)

Fran Keller is a big fan of all things insects. She designed the monarch t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller is a big fan of all things insects. She designed the monarch t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller is a big fan of all things insects. She designed the monarch t-shirt. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM
 
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