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See Silkworm Moths and Silk at the Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House

The Tussah silk moth, Antheraca pernyi, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you own a silk shirt or blouse, a silk tablecloth, or a silk handkerchief, you may not have thought much about its insect origin. You will if you attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology Moth Night on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the University of California,...

The Tussah silk moth, Antheraca pernyi, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Tussah silk moth, Antheraca pernyi, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Tussah silk moth, Antheraca pernyi, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tussah silk is displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The exhibit features a hand-woven tablecloth and a handkerchief. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tussah silk is displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The exhibit features a hand-woven tablecloth and a handkerchief. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tussah silk is displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. The exhibit features a hand-woven tablecloth and a handkerchief. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

People with mulberry trees can relate to this display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
People with mulberry trees can relate to this display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

People with mulberry trees can relate to this display in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 8:02 PM

Like a Moth to a Flame: Moth Night at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Like a moth to a flame... That's what it will be like when folks flock to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday night, Aug. 3 for its annual Moth Night. It's free and family friendly--and it's all in keeping with National Moth Week: Exploring...


"Moth Man" John DeBenedictus (left) shows Professor Jason Bond the insects on the sheet in the Bohart Museum's blacklighting display last year. Bond is the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Moth Man" John DeBenedictus (left) shows Professor Jason Bond the insects on the sheet in the Bohart Museum's blacklighting display last year. Bond is the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These Atlas moths (Attacus atlas), found in the rain forests of Asia, will be displayed at the Bohart Museum's Moth Night. The moth's wingspan can measure 10 to 11 inches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart, shows visitors part some of the moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This tasar silk display will be among the silk displays featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It is the work of Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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