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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

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

Want to Try Your Hand at Maggot Art?

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to try your hand at Maggot Art? If you've ever visited Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, you probably know about Maggot Art, an arts-and-crafts activity that fuses entomology with art. Every...

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies, Maggots and Forensic Entomologists at Bohart Museum on Sunday, July 9

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)

Do you know the importance of maggots? Have you ever wanted to talk to a forensic entomologist? Ever wanted to create "maggot art" in a family friendly environment?Members of the North American Forensic Entomology Association (NAFEA) will be...

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae)
A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male flesh fly (Sarcophagidae) "very likely genus Sarcophaga," according to senior insect biosystematist Martin Hauser of of the Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture. Photo taken on a nectarine plant in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey collecting flies on Alcatraz Island for a research project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is created by dipping a maggot in non-toxic, water-based paint and letting it crawl on canvas (paper). This is a popular activity at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 6:21 PM
 
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