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A Mid-Winter Gathering of Lepidopterists at Bohart Museum

Lepidopterists (from left) Paul Johnson, Jerry Powell and Bill Patterson discuss butterfly species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Identification. Collaboration. Camaraderie. The scientists and butterfly/moth enthusiasts who gathered Saturday, Feb. 9 for the Northern California Lepidoptera  Society meeting in the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California,...

Lepidopterists (from left) Paul Johnson, Jerry Powell and Bill Patterson discuss butterfly species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lepidopterists (from left) Paul Johnson, Jerry Powell and Bill Patterson discuss butterfly species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lepidopterists (from left) Paul Johnson, Jerry Powell and Bill Patterson discuss butterfly species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Gwen Erdosh chats with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) and Christopher Jason, new UC Davis graduate in environmental science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Gwen Erdosh chats with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) and Christopher Jason, new UC Davis graduate in environmental science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Gwen Erdosh chats with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) and Christopher Jason, new UC Davis graduate in environmental science. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dick Meyer, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, clarifies a butterfly question  with hobbyist Jeff Baier of Napa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dick Meyer, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, clarifies a butterfly question with hobbyist Jeff Baier of Napa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dick Meyer, who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, clarifies a butterfly question with hobbyist Jeff Baier of Napa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly conversation with (from left) John DeBenedictus, Val Albu, Bill Patterson and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly conversation with (from left) John DeBenedictus, Val Albu, Bill Patterson and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly conversation with (from left) John DeBenedictus, Val Albu, Bill Patterson and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, examines a specimen under the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, examines a specimen under the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum of Entomology, examines a specimen under the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

John Lane (left) and Larry Allen discuss specimens. At far right is Bill Patterson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
John Lane (left) and Larry Allen discuss specimens. At far right is Bill Patterson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

John Lane (left) and Larry Allen discuss specimens. At far right is Bill Patterson. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kelly Richers (left) and Jerry Powell are key members of the Northern California Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kelly Richers (left) and Jerry Powell are key members of the Northern California Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kelly Richers (left) and Jerry Powell are key members of the Northern California Lepidopterists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Engrossed in conversation are (from left) Max Klepikov, Jim Detla, John DeBenedictis and Jerry Powell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Engrossed in conversation are (from left) Max Klepikov, Jim Detla, John DeBenedictis and Jerry Powell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Engrossed in conversation are (from left) Max Klepikov, Jim Detla, John DeBenedictis and Jerry Powell. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rosser Garrison (left) retired from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and co-author of a dragonfly book, talks dragonflies with Greg Kareofelas (center) and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rosser Garrison (left) retired from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and co-author of a dragonfly book, talks dragonflies with Greg Kareofelas (center) and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rosser Garrison (left) retired from the California Department of Food and Agriculture and co-author of a dragonfly book, talks dragonflies with Greg Kareofelas (center) and Christopher Jason. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Engaged in conversations (from left) Joel Hernandez, Dick Meyer and Christopher Jason, all who received degrees from UC Davis. At far right is Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Engaged in conversations (from left) Joel Hernandez, Dick Meyer and Christopher Jason, all who received degrees from UC Davis. At far right is Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Engaged in conversations (from left) Joel Hernandez, Dick Meyer and Christopher Jason, all who received degrees from UC Davis. At far right is Jerry Powell, emeritus director of the Essig Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Author Lawrence
Author Lawrence "Larry" Allen shows his book to Christina Cunha (far left) of Modesto and her daughter, Madison Cunha, a self-described "aspiring entomologist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Author Lawrence "Larry" Allen shows his book to Christina Cunha (far left) of Modesto and her daughter, Madison Cunha, a self-described "aspiring entomologist." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bill Patterson (left), who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, and entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly-moth section at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bill Patterson (left), who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, and entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly-moth section at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bill Patterson (left), who holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, and entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly-moth section at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don Miller (left), professor at Chico State University and butterfly hobbyist and ecological restorer Jeffrey Caldwell share knowledge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Don Miller (left), professor at Chico State University and butterfly hobbyist and ecological restorer Jeffrey Caldwell share knowledge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don Miller (left), professor at Chico State University and butterfly hobbyist and ecological restorer Jeffrey Caldwell share knowledge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart Museum's collection of butterflies and moths, shows morpho butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart Museum's collection of butterflies and moths, shows morpho butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart Museum's collection of butterflies and moths, shows morpho 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)

It's Butterfly Heaven at the Bohart Museum

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly heaven! Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, is in butterfly heaven. And even more so now--he just returned from a collecting trip to Belize with his colleagues...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM

What's in a Name? Leslie Saul-Gershenz and Norm Gershenz

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Imagine having an insect named for you. How awesome is that? It's especially an honor when a duo--a husband-and-wife nature conservation team--is singled out for that recognition. Leslie Saul-Gershenz (she holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis)...

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.
Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Leslie Saul-Gershenz, who received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in May 2017 and is the co-founder of SaveNature.Org, has a moth species named for her: Ethmia lesliesaulae.

Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.
Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.

Norman Gershenz is the chief executive officer/co-founder of SaveNature.Org and director of the Insect Discovery Lab. He has a moth species named for him: Ethmia normgershenzi.

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Bohart Museum Visitors: As Close as Davis and as Far Away as San Jose

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When there's a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house, visitors come to listen, learn and explore. Such was the case during the Parasitoid Palooza open house last Saturday, Nov. 18 when area residents, including parents and their children, and...

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas talks to Sacramento residents Amii Barnhard-Bahn and her daughter, Larkin, 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kathy Ruiz of Davis, a member of the Yolo County Master Gardeners, visited the Bohart Museum with her grandsons Elliott Bren (left), 12, and Liam Bren, 14, of Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This display focused on silk moths and the life cycle stages, from eggs to caterpillars to pupa to adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral students Jessica Gillung and Ziad Khouri discuss their entomological projects prior to the arrival of Bohart Museum of Entomology guests. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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