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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

Bohart Museum Open House: To Pin a Butterfly...

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during  his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To pin a butterfly specimen... Visitors at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Sept. 24 learned how to pin and spread butterflies and moths from entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the museum's Lepitoptera...

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during  his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:39 PM

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