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Going with Your Gut

A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Of the one millions insects so far described, 120,000 are butterflies or moths, 150,000 are flies, 400,000 are beetles, and only 3000 are walking sticks. Which are my speciality. Not too much is known about walking sticks because not many people...

A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Kill It Or Let It Live?

A red-shouldered stink bug peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you've just stepped on a bug. Do you kill it and put it out of its "misery" or do you let it live? That was basically the question that UC Davis entomologist/doctoral candidate Matan Shelomi answered on Quora.  Shelomi answered it so well that he...

A red-shouldered stink bug peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A red-shouldered stink bug peers at the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red-shouldered stink bug peers at the camera.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 5:49 PM

A Case of Identity Theft

Where's the walking stick? It's the top

Just call it a case of identity theft at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.But wait! Before you ask "Is everything okay?" and suggest contacting law enforcement immediately, not to worry. This is a different case of identity theft. Insects! Camouflaged...

Where's the walking stick? It's the top
Where's the walking stick? It's the top "twig" in the background. This is a female. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where's the walking stick? It's the top "twig" in the background. This is a female. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Just Buggin' You

Matan Shelomi

When the University of California, Davis, celebrates its annual Picnic Day on Saturday, April 17, be sure to check out the bugs. Entomologists will showcase insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive, and at...

Matan Shelomi
Matan Shelomi

MY BUDDY--Matan Shelomi, a first-year graduate student in entomology at UC Davis, checks out a lime green walking stick at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It will be a key attraction at the insect museum on Picnic Day, set April 17. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking Stick
Walking Stick

THIS walking stick is a native of the Lesser Antilles, from Guadeloupe to Grenada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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