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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...

A Little Sticktoitiveness

A stick insect in the process of molting. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, it did what it was supposed to do. It walked. When Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology, glanced at a wall near the entrance of the Bohart Museum during a recent open house, she noticed...

Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Special Day for the Parasitoids and Walking Sticks

UC Davis doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung shows a stick insect to brothers Elliott Bren, 12 (foreground) and Liam Breen, 14. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

American biologist, researcher, theorist, naturalist and author E.O. Wilson once said: "(We have) reason to cherish each species in turn as a world unto itself, worthy of lifetimes of study." That includes parasitoids. "Parasitoid Palooza!" That was...

Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Matan Shelomi: Each Answer to a Question Creates New Questions

World traveler and scientist Matan Shelomi, wearing a Bohart Museum of Entomology shirt at  at the Reichstag in Berlin.

Think about this: You don't know until you try. You miss every opportunity you do not take. Each answer to a question creates new questions. So began UC Davis alumnus Matan Shelomi when he returned to the UC Davis campus Wednesday, Nov. 15 to...

Assistant Professor Matan Shelomi: He'll Introduce You to His Stick Insect Research

Matan Shelomi, who received his doctorate in entomology at UC Davis and his bachelor's degree at Harvard, will return to the UC Davis campus on Wednesday, Nov. 15 to deliver a seminar on his stick and leaf insect research.

Ever ask someone where they live and they respond "I live in the sticks"? They're referring to a rural area, usually forested or farmed. Next week UC Davis alumnus Matan Shelomi will introduce you to his "sticks": the stick and leaf insects from the...

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