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Dr. Bob, Forensic Entomology, and UC Davis Picnic Day

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you see "Dr. Bob" in Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day last Saturday? Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology held forth in 122 Briggs, explaining forensic entomology to curious...

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Innovation

A Gathering of UC Davis Entomologists

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as

It's a gathering of UC Davis entomologists--from students to graduates to faculty to retired faculty. The third UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion is set Sunday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 2. Most of the events will take place in the Walter A....

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as "The Fly Man of Alcatraz," will be the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Entomology Alumni Dinner on April 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, known as "The Fly Man of Alcatraz," will be the keynote speaker at the UC Davis Entomology Alumni Dinner on April 2. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the 2007 UC Davis Entomology Alumni Reunion. At right is chemical ecologist Walter Leal, then chair of the Department of Entomology (now the Department of Entomology and Nematology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology alum Will Crites takes a photo at the 2007 reunion. He is co-chairing the 2019 reunion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Because the Praying Mantis Didn't Eat All Her Dinner

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It all happened because a praying mantis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology declined to eat all her dinner. She just wasn't that hungry. To take it from the top: The family craft activity at the Bohart's recent open house featured maggot art, in which...

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Innovation

Bugs at the Bohart? Yes, and Bernie and a Hot Dog, Too!

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists don't always dress as predators or prey at their Halloween parties. Sure, they're known for donning butterfly, bee, and black widow spider costumes. But sometimes they opt to characterize a scarecrow, a rag doll, a police officer, a...

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a
Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a "staff infection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a "staff infection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Fusing Art with Science: 'I'd Like a Faster Maggot'

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"I'd like a faster maggot." So said a little boy working on his maggot art project last Sunday afternoon, July 9, at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. The occasion: a special open house with special presenters, members of North American...

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left),  who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its
UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left), who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its "bath": non-toxic, water-based paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left), who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its "bath": non-toxic, water-based paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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