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Meet Some Crafty Insects at Bohart Museum of Entomology

A praying mantis dining on a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about "crafty"--as in cunning or sneaky--insects. Ever seen a praying mantis ambushing a cabbage white butterfly? Or an assassin bug targeting a spotted cucumber beetle? Or European paper wasps attacking a Gulf Fritillary butterfly? And, how...

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:41 PM

The Predator and the Prey: Just Wing It!

A male Stagmomomantis limbata, as identified by mantis expert Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis student who rears mantids, stretches in the passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Judge: "Will the defendant please rise?" The defendant, a praying mantis--a male Stragmomantis limbata--rises solemnly, stretching his spiked forelegs. Judge: "Do you have anything to say for yourself about how this dismembered Gulf Fritillary...

Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:56 PM

Once Upon a Praying Mantis...

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa (as identified by praying mantis expert and UC Davis student Lohit Garikipati) is camouflaged in the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden, Sonoma Cornerstone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The three men pause in front of the Kate Frey Pollinator Garden at the Sonoma Cornerstone and begin to read the sign. "The Pollinator Garden by Kate Frey," one man reads out loud. "It's brand new, come back soon and watch as it grows. This flower-filled...

Love Makes the World--and the Bugs--Go 'Round

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Consider the lovestruck praying mantis. If you've ever watched a mating pair of mantids and seen the male lose his head, or seen other insect mating rituals, then you ought to read entomologist Emily Bick's review of the play, An Entomologist's Love...

Oh, the Bugs You'll See at the Bohart: Giant T-Shirt Sale

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They'll give you the shirt off their back. Well, not quite, but you can buy a shirt off their rack! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, has discounted all of its bug-themed t-shirts in its year-around gift...

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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