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Sometimes The Unexpected Happens

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take the case of the female praying mantis delivered to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for an educational display. The Bohart, home of some eight million insect specimens, also has a...

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Marek Borowiec Drawn to Ants, Especially Army Ants

This is Lioponera princeps, one of the ants that Marek Borowiec studies. (Image by Marek Borowiec)

Marek Borowiec's world revolves around myrmecology, the scientific study of ants. Borowiec, who received his doctorate in entomology in June from the University of California, Davis, studying with major professor Phil Ward, will speak on "Genomic Data...

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 22: Yes, There's Life After Lawn

Monarch butterfly nectaring on Buddleia 'Purple Haze.' This will be one of the plants offered at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale on Oct. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Is there life after lawn? Yes. If you're looking for plants to attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies, then the UC Davis Arboretum's Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 22 is the place to "bee." A public fall clearance sale will be held from 9...

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM

Zeroing in on the Zika Virus at ICE 2016

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre (center), a keynote speaker at ICE 2016, is flanked by the ICE 2016 co-chairs,  Walter Leal (left) of UC Davis, and Alvin Simmons of the USDA/ARS, based in Charleston, S.C.

The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, probably isn't the only mosquito that transmits the Zika virus. That's what UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal, co-chair of the International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016) recently held in Orlando,...

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

A Boy, Bugs, a Birthday and the Bohart

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer (left) and budding entomologist Ty Elowe of Mesa, Ariz., show their bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A 12-year-old boy from Mesa, Ariz. with a lifelong interest in bugs, got what he wished for last week at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. This story is about a boy, bugs, a birthday and the Bohart. Ty Elowe, who seeks a...

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:19 AM

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