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A Look Back at 2016: Monarch Butterflies Reigned

This tagged butterfly, part of WSU entomologist David James' migratory research project, flew from Ashland, Ore. on Aug. 28 to Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, or a distance of 285 miles in seven days, or about 40.7 miles a day.  It was reared and tagged by Steve Johnson of Ashland and was on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a marvelous year! Looking back at 2016, monarch butterflies reigned supreme--or at least they did in this Bug Squad blog! Finding--and photographing--a  tagged monarch butterfly (monarch@wsu.edu A6083) in our pollinator garden in Vacaville,...

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Our Story Begins with Eight Monarch Caterpillars in the Dead of Winter

Rita LeRoy of Vallejo holds a Vacaville monarch before releasing it at Lighthouse Field State Park. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)

This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. It all started in...

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:25 PM

It's Chrysalis Time in the City

It's chrysalis time in the city. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our unseasonably warm temperatures in November yielded 12 unexpected surprises:  12 monarch caterpillars munching away on the tropical milkweed in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. Didn't they get the memo? So we brought them in,...

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Yes, an Insect Museum Can Have Mounted Heads, Too!

Wade Spencer, a UC Davis entomology major who works at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, stands next to the mounted heads of rhino beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you enter the Bohart Museum of Entomology, located in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge Building, on Crocker Lane, University of California, Davis, be sure to look up. Way up! Way up? Where? Up there, on your left!  See them? Above the shelved...

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Gifts to Bohart Museum of Entomology

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Folks are asking how to donate to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, the world-renowned insect museum that's part of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. There's a donate button on its website. All gifts are tax-deductible. The Bohart...

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:56 PM

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