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Moths! Moths! Moths! Can You Identify Your Moths?

This moth is the Tobacco Budworm (as identified by Lepitopteran Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology) It's  shown here on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you have this significant garden pest--a caterpillar eating your cabbage, lettuce, tomato, squash, geraniums and petunias--and more. And then one morning you see a moth on your blanket flower (Gaillardia). Hmm... What is it? The moth (below) is...

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Celebrate Moths at the Bohart Museum on Saturday Night, July 30

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready...set...go! It's almost time to celebrate moths! How much do you know about moths? Do you know the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Have you ever seen some of the world's largest moths, such as the Atlas moth? Have you ever collected...

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Bohart Bioblitz in Belize!

Entomologists David Wyatt and Fran Keller pose for a photo in Belize.

They're calling it "Bohart Belize Bioblitz," or "B-cubed" or "B to the 3." It's an insect collecting trip to Belize for the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. Praised by entomologists for its insect diversity, Belize is a rain-forested country on...

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM

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,...

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