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A Praying Mantis Named Cupcake Greets Visitors at the Bohart Museum

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most bakers define a "cupcake" as a a small cake designed to serve one person--and one that can be baked in a paper or aluminum cup in a muffin tin. Not UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz, treasurer of the UC Davis Entomology Club. "Cupcake"...

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

Meet and Greet 'Watermelon' at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

This praying mantis, nicknamed

Have you ever said "Hi" to a watermelon? No? Well, you can "meet and greet" a watermelon at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the seventh annual campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the University of California, Davis. But...

To Boldly Go, and the Chancellor Did: To an Insect Museum!

Lynn Kimsey (far right), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, talks about the history of the insect museum to UC Davis Chancellor Gary May and Dean Helene Dillard (center) of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. In back are Steve Nadler, chair of the Department of Entomology and Nematmology; undergraduate students Emma Cluff and Lohit Garikipati and Nann Fangue, current chair of the Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology Department. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“To Boldy Go.” UC Davis Chancellor Gary May, a Star Trek enthusiast, coined that theme last year when he launched the university's 10-year strategic planning process. It's aimed at bringing together everyone's bold ideas to “propel us...

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Innovation Natural Resources

Praying Mantises to Draw Attention at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

UC Davis entomology major  Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati showed his praying mantises at a  Bohart Museum open house last September. He will be showing his collection on Saturday, Feb. 17 during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's about value. It's about respect. It should not be about fear. UC Davis entomology major Lohitashwa “Lohit” Garikipati, who will be displaying his praying mantis collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the seventh annual UC...

Surprise! A Little Brown Package in the UC Davis Arboretum

A praying mantis egg case or ootheca, clings to a Mexican grass tree, Dasylirion longissimum, in the UC Davis Arboreum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Surprise! Surprise! You never know what you'll see when you're strolling through the 100-acre UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden, a treasure to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Case in point: For the last several months, we've been admiring a...

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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