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Crane Flies Are Here, There and Everywhere

A crane fly dangles from a spider web. It is about to become prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't have to crane your neck to see the crane flies. They're everywhere. They're zigzagging around your yard, bumping into walls and windows,  landing on your screen door and fence, and clustering on your porch lights, all the while searching...

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Head on Over to the Haven

Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, shows a bee to haven visitor Lalibella Eaves, 6, of Quebec City, Canada. Her mother,  Valerie Fournier, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis in 2003 and is now a professor at Laval University, Quebec City. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Head on over to the haven on Friday, May 6. That would be the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The occasion: It's National Public Gardens Day, as declared by the American Public Gardens Association, and UC Davis is participating. The haven,...

A Jewel of a Gift

David Verity of Los Angeles gifting his collection of buprestid jewel beetles to Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey.

It's a jewel of a gift. David Verity of Los Angeles has just gifted the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, with his personal collection of buprestid jewel beetles. He is the former collection manager at the UCLA...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

The Place to 'Bee' on Saturday, April 9

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, on a tower of jewels (Echium wildpretii). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You're likely to see many species of bees at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 on Bee Biology Road, University of California, Davis. The half-acre bee garden, operated by the UC Davis Department...

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Lynn Kimsey: Distinguished Public Service

Entomologist Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with some of museum specimens--drawers and drawers of them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They fondly call her "The Wasp Woman" in reference to her specialty. She is a recognized expert on aculeate wasps and works with some of the most difficult groups, including tiphiids and chrysidids. Lately she's been heavily involved in ongoing studies...

Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

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