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Make Mine the Monarch

A longhorn bee, probably a Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The National Geographic just ran a piece titled "Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead." "There are 1.4 billion insects for each one of us," wrote Simon Worrall in reviewing the book, Bugged: The Insects Who Rule and the World and the People Obsessed with...

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Crowd-Pleasing Hamilton Will Be at Dixon May Fair

Meet Hamilton, a scorpion owned by Wade Spencer, an undergraduate entomology student at UC Davis and an associate of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Spencer will display Hamilton and another scorpion named Celeste on Friday afternoon, May 12 in the Dixon May Fair's Floriculture Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed seeing Hamilton, not to worry. Hamilton will be at the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair on Friday, May 12. Not the crowd-pleasing Broadway musical, but a crowd-pleasing scorpion named Hamilton, a resident of the UC Davis Bohart Museum of...

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:35 PM

Bugs to the Fair: From UC Davis to the Dixon May Fair

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The theme of the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair set Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14, is "Farm to Fair." But you could also say: "Bugs to Fair!" That's because the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will have a...

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Adults and Kids Can't Wait for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 18

This Peruvian walking stick will be among the featured insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement is building for the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. The family friendly, science-based event takes place Saturday, Feb. 18 when 12 museums or collections will be open to the public. It's all free: free admission, free parking,...

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3:58 PM

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

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