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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

Skeeters in the Gift Shop

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with an educational stuffed toy animal, a Culex pipiens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mosquitoes have their place. Fossil records confirm that mosquitoes existed at least 200 million years ago.  Today we know that they are responsible for such diseases as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile and Zika. Globally,...

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Why the Water Bear Is So Unusual

The tardigrade is also called a water bear or moss piglet. This species is Hypsibius dujardini. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Imagine you're a tardigrade, aka water bear or moss piglet. You're microscopic but you're nearly indestructible. You can survive being heated to 304 degrees Fahrenheit or being chilled for days at -328 F. And if you're frozen for 30 years, you can...

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:37 PM

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