Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology
Perseverance prevailed. The third instar monarch caterpillar we found munching on the remnants of our cut-back milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif., is now an adult butterfly fluttering around the neighborhood. We brought the caterpillar in...
A winter monarch caterpillar munching on the remnants of milkweed on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The caterpillar is about to "J" and pupate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's almost a chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The formation of the chrysalis is complete. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The iconic monarch wings are visible through the translucent chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
New life! A monarch butterfly, a male, drying its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to lift off! Shortly after this image was taken, the male monarch fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
To bee or not to bee? That's a crucial question as the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month, Honey Bee Haven and the California Master Beekeeper Program scramble for funds between now and Sunday, Feb. 28. That's when the UC...
A honey bee foraging on manzanita in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Honey Bee Haven on Bee Biology Road. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month showcases 12 museums or collections this year, including the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This image shows butterflies from Belize, part of the Bohart collection. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and a blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damo, according to entomologist Jeff Smiths who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wendy Mather, program manager of the California Master Beekeeper Program, opens a hive at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The volunteers--faculty, staff and students--who are presenting science-based information during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month are doing an amazing job. As you may remember, over the last nine years, this event was a single day, the...
Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to learn about "murder hornets?" Entomologists cringe every time someone substitutes the moniker, "murder hornet," for the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. They probably think this qualifies as murder in the first degree! No, no, no!...
The Asian giant hornet, which the news media named "murder hornet." (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
Those charismatic and utterly spectacular orchid bees will take center stage in a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 10, as part of the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month program. Postdoctoral researcher Nick Saleh of...
An orchid bee, easily distinguished by its brilliant coloration. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
An orchid bee in flight. (Photo by Santiago Ramirez)
A marked Euglossa dilemma female on a nest. (Photo by Thomas Eltz)