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What a Night for Moths and Spectators!

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's

What a night! What a night--both inside and outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis on Saturday, July 21. While moths and other insects fluttered to the blacklighting display,  visitors flocked inside the...

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC DAvis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scarab Beetles First to Arrive at UC Davis 'Moth Night'

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is

It was "Moth Night" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday night, but three scarab beetles beat the moths to the blacklighting display. The UC Davis event took place from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21 in celebration of National Moth...

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is
UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology professor Jason Bond examines a scarab beetle at the blacklighting display set up during Moth Night. Bond, a new member of the faculty, is professor of entomology and the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in insect systematics. At left is "Moth Man" John De Benedictus, Bohart Museum associate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's
This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the setting in the UC Davis Arboretum for the Bohart Museum's "Moth Night." At right is "Moth Man" John De Benedictis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the first insect--a scarab beetle--to arrive at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night" blacklighting display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showcasing and Celebrating a Day of Science: UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "best-kept secret" is no more. Well, it's not so much as a "best-kept secret" but a "UC Davis treasure." Thousands attended the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, which showcased 13 museums or collections.  Billed as "a...

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thousands attended the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day; a video is now posted on YouTube. Here visitors check out the displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The 2019 Biodiversity Museum Day is set Feb. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors at the recent UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day learned all about nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day draws an annual crowd at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a bee garden operated by the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for Moth Night at UC Davis?

These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready to celebrate Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis? Mark your calendar for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. That's when the Bohart Museum will join forces with National Moth Week,...

These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia. This moth has a wingspan that can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a pterophorid plume moth, family Pterophoridae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a pterophorid plume moth, family Pterophoridae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a pterophorid plume moth, family Pterophoridae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wax moth enters beehives at night and lays its eggs. These are wax moth larvae (with a few hive beetles). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wax moth enters beehives at night and lays its eggs. These are wax moth larvae (with a few hive beetles). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wax moth enters beehives at night and lays its eggs. These are wax moth larvae (with a few hive beetles). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum Open House: Let's Celebrate Moths!

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

National Moth Week, July 21-29,  celebrates the beauty, life cycles and habitats of moths. What's not to celebrate? And you can do so at the University of California, Davis. The Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic...

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Standing in front of the blacklighting, Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks to moth enthusiasts at the 2017 Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows Los Altos residents Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain part of the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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