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Why Excitement Surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building

Joshua Trombly, 4, eagerly asks for insect identification at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In back is his brother Daniel, 5. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement surged at the UC Davis Academic Surge Building on Crocker Lane during the recent "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work" (TODS) Day. It was a day for UC Davis employees to bring their offspring to campus to show what they and their peers do,...

Bugs to the Fair: From UC Davis to the Dixon May Fair

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterflies and moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be at the Dixon May Fair (Floriculture Building) on Saturday, May 13 to showcase insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The theme of the 142nd annual Dixon May Fair set Thursday, May 11 through Sunday, May 14, is "Farm to Fair." But you could also say: "Bugs to Fair!" That's because the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will have a...

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Bigger, Better, Buglier: Impressive Science

Robbin Thorp, UC Davis distinguished emeritus professor of entomology, chats with Adne Burruss, 6, of Irvine. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the bugs! Bigger. Better. Buglier. It was Saturday, April 18,  the 103rd annual UC Davis Picnic Day, a campuswide open house, and several thousand folks filed into the Bohart Museum of Entomology to see the displays. The theme: "Bigger, Better,...

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 5:24 PM

There's a Black Widow Spider in the Parade!

UC Davis Entomology Club members with the black widow spider float are (from left) Darian Dungey, James Fong, Chloe Shott (partially shown), Ben Maples (partially shown) James Heydon,   Maia Lundy, Diego Rivera. Lundy is the president of the club. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)

The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles, beneath stones and rubble, and in cluttered areas of basements, sheds and garages. It can strike fear in the hearts of non-biologists. Sometimes it's found...

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Seeing Spots at the Bohart

The Bohart team includes (front, from left) graduate students Charlotte Herbert and Jessica Gillung and undergraduate student Wade Spencer. In back (from left) are UC Davis biology student Emma Cluff; Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator; Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology; and Steve Heydon, senior museum scientist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you walk into the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you'll see spots. No, don't contact your local opthamologist. Contact your local entomologist. This is Bug Country. What's new--and spotted--at the Bohart Museum...

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