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Because the Praying Mantis Didn't Eat All Her Dinner

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It all happened because a praying mantis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology declined to eat all her dinner. She just wasn't that hungry. To take it from the top: The family craft activity at the Bohart's recent open house featured maggot art, in which...

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Innovation

Don't Miss This: Maggot Art at the Bohart

This maggot art is the work of entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, professor of entomology at UC Davis and former chair of the department. She served as the co-founding director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art at the Bohart! That rhymes. And that's what's planned as the family craft activity when the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house on fly research from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building,...

This maggot art is the work of entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, professor of entomology at UC Davis and former chair of the department. She served as the co-founding director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This maggot art is the work of entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, professor of entomology at UC Davis and former chair of the department. She served as the co-founding director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This maggot art is the work of entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, professor of entomology at UC Davis and former chair of the department. She served as the co-founding director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Department of Entomology and Nematology offers maggot art at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is set April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Department of Entomology and Nematology offers maggot art at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is set April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Department of Entomology and Nematology offers maggot art at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is set April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Tasting at UC Davis Picnic Day: Berry, Berry Good!

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey has been called "the nectar of the gods" and "the soul of a field of flowers." Whatever it's called, it's all good. And when the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology hosts a honey tasting on Saturday, April 21 as part of the UC Davis...

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped  staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate student Yao Cai (right) of the Joanna Chiu lab helped staff the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall during the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee gathering nectar from a buckwheat blossom. Buckwheat honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for almond blossoms. Almond honey will be among the offerings at the honey tasting booth Saturday, April 21 at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yum! Raspberries! But have you ever tasted raspberry honey? It will be offered at the Honey Tasting at Briggs Hall on April 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just Buggin' You at UC Davis PIcnic Day

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Let's do the alliteration: Bugs at Briggs and bugs at the Bohart. That's what's on tap on Saturday, April 21 during the 104th annual campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, when faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students in the Department...

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

This is the UC Davis Entomology Club's 2017 prize-winning float depicting a 40-foot long black widow spider. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art, anyone? Dip a maggot into water-based, non-toxic paint and let the maggot do its thing on a piece of paper. Voila! Maggot art. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot with one of the cut-out boards. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These
And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the race is on! Cockroach races, that is. These "athletes" are American cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly banner signals the opening of UC Davis Picnic Day activities at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to Try Your Hand at Maggot Art?

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to try your hand at Maggot Art? If you've ever visited Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you probably know about Maggot Art, an arts-and-crafts activity that fuses entomology with art. Every...

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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