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Who Doesn't Love Bugs?

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raise your hands! How many of you love bugs? If you had asked that question at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, the Yellow Shirts would have...

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now
Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet 'Mantis Master Keeper' Andrew Pfeifer

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Who isn't fascinated by a praying mantis, that pre-historic looking predator that lurks on a plant and snags honey bees, butterflies and other insects in lightening-quick lunges? And who isn't fascinated by those who study them, rear them and share...

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

A male Parasphendale affinis (budwing mantis) (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

An orchid praying mantis that Andrew Pfeifer bred and reared. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)
This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

This amazing photo is an adult female Parasphendale affinis. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:41 PM
 
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