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Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

Jordan Bailey, a student in Fran Keller's class at Folsom Lake College, holds a walking stick for extra credit. At right is Keller, an assistant professor and Bohart associate. She received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, hosted an open house showcasing specimens collected last summer in Belize, attendees came from far and wide, from senior citizens to pre-schoolers. Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at...

Posted on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Her Shoes Are as Magical and Enchanting as Lightning Bugs

Lynn Kimsey gets ready to lace up her new shoes, painted with cuckoo wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She's known fondly as "The Wasp Woman" (wasps are her specialty) and now she may be known as "The Entomologist with the Magic Shoes." Everyone will see her coming. And going. Folks at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology recently gifted their...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Meet You at the Bohart!

Retired entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Norm Smith engages visitors as he talks about moths at the July 30th Bohart Museum open house. Smith received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis with major professor Richard Bohart, for whom the museum is named. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've never visited the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, or if you're eager to return, mark your calendar! Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and Tabatha Yang, public education and outreach coordinator,...

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:18 PM

An Un-Bee-Lievable Summer at Belize: Bohart Open House on Sunday, Sept. 18

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology,   talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

You will not bee-lieve what a group of scientists affiliated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, found last summer in Belize. They brought back some 100,000 specimens, ranging from stunning orchid bees to spectacular morpho butterflies, to...

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Yellowjacket or Paper Wasp?

A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, sipping water. Note the black antennae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western yellowjackets, nicknamed "meat bees" (as opposed to the "vegetarian honey bees") are often misidentified. A recent visitor at a camp in the Sierra Nevada mountain range witnessed a large number of wasps and stinging behavior. They crowded...

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 3:29 PM

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