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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

A Perfect Perch for a Dragonfly

A young male meadowhawk dragonfly, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a seed ball of Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A perfect perch. A young male variegated meadowhawk dragonfly, Sympetrum corruptum, found a perfect perch--a seed ball of Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. It towered over the garden and so did he. Naturalist...

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:46 PM

These Girls Could Make or Break Your Halloween!

This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)

This just in for Halloween! Ever seen a false black widow spider? Commonly known as the cupboard spider,  it's a semi-cosmopolitan spider that's often confused with the "real" black widow spider, known for its powerful venom. Adrienne Shapiro of...

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:11 PM

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, hosted an open house showcasing specimens collected last summer in Belize, attendees came from far and wide, from senior citizens to pre-schoolers. Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at...

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Her Shoes Are as Magical and Enchanting as Lightning Bugs

Lynn Kimsey gets ready to lace up her new shoes, painted with cuckoo wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She's known fondly as "The Wasp Woman" (wasps are her specialty) and now she may be known as "The Entomologist with the Magic Shoes." Everyone will see her coming. And going. Folks at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology recently gifted their...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM

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