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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

Bugs from Belize in the Bohart

Professors Dave Wyatt and Fran Keller in Belize on their collection trip. They will be showing some of their insect specimens Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo courtesy of Fran Keller)

Talk about alliteration. "Bugs from Belize in the Bohart." It doesn't get any more bugly than that. That would be the exhibit at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's part of the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day, an all-day event set from 9...

How Many Wild Bee Species Do We Need to Pollinate Our Crops?

A bumble bee pollinating blueberries. (Photo courtesy of Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University)

They set out to answer the question: "How many wild bee species do we need to pollinate our crops?" The answer: "Not nearly enough bees are available for crop pollination." Check out the biodiversity-crop pollination research published today in the...

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 3:59 PM

'Get Bugged' at Design Museum on Biodiversity Museum Day

It's bugged. Yes, it is. When you attend the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17 to see 13 museums or collections, be sure to see It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design, an exhibit in Cruess Hall that explores the...

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 4:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Innovation

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...

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