She looked like a ballerina, with her long, thin antennae; slender, delicate body; and translucent, finely veined wings.
She dropped down on a stem in a UC Davis flower bed. Her eyes...
WHERE'S DINNER?--This green lacewing (Chrysopa spp.) checks out the menu in a UC Davis flower garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's not spring until you see honey bees, carpenter bees and butterflies on Tidy Tips.
That would be Layia platyglossa, a wildflower native to southern California. Its common name is "Tidy Tips" or "Coastal Tidy Tips." It's a daisylike flower with...
HONEY BEE visits Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa) a native California wildflower. This photo was taken April 2 on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CARPENTER BEE visits Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa) on the UC Davis campus. The insect is so heavy it pulled down the flower stem. The blue flower at right is Desert Blue Bells (Phacelia campanularia).(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui)
PAINTED LADY BUTTERFLY (Vanessa cardui) visits Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa) on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
They’re big, bold and beleaguered.
And now, they’re big, bold and finely detailed.
Western Hercules beetles became a part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology’s...
Western Hercules Beetles
WESTERN HERCULES BEETLES--This is the original drawing by UC Davis undergraduate student Courtney Lambert that graces a Bohart Museum of Entomology T-shirt. The T-shirt is part of the Bohart Museum's educational and outreach program. Proceeds are used to provide continuing undergraduate support and training at the Bohart.
The painted ladies are back.
No, not the Victorian and Edwardian homes painted in three colors. No, not women wearing excessive amounts of makeup and pounding the sidewalk with their stiletto...
PAINTED LADIES are now passing through north-central California. This one passed through during the 2005 migration. (Photo courtesy of Arthur Shapiro)
Remember the landmark "insects-on-the-radiator" trial that led to a murder conviction?
Animal Witness, part of Animal Planet, will soon be showcasing the work that...
ON CAMERA--Joe Wolohan films Lynn Kimsey at the Bohart Museum of Entomology for Animal Witness. The filming took place July 17, 2008. The documentary will air April 6 and again on April 10 on Animal Witness, part of Animal Planet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
RE-ENACTMENT--In this re-enactment photo, the hands of Lynn Kimsey remove insects from a car radiator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)