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The Effect of the Drought on Insects

he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food.  This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The severe California drought--we're in the fourth year--is affecting us all, but it's also affecting insects, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis. She writes...

he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food.  This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food. This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

he drought has caused a number of immature praying mantids to die for lack of food. This is a female female Stagmomantis californica, as identified by Andrew Pfeiffer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Got to Kill to Live

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Some folks dislike photos of praying mantids snagging, killing and eating their prey. Well, often the "eating" part comes before the "killing" part. Still, they have to kill to live. We all do.  Or someone does it for us. We've been seeing...

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged praying mantis dining on a bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you find the ootheca or egg case of the praying mantis in this birdhouse photo? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Ants and Moths: Think Noon and Night!

A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

It promises to be a fun and educational entomological weekend at the University of California, Davis! Think noon and night.  Friday noon!  At Friday noon, July 17, ant specialist Phil Ward,  professor of entomology, will present a...

A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.
A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

A worker Formica moki ant, as seen in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven.

A white-lined sphinx moth that may be seen Saturday night, July 18 at Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).
A white-lined sphinx moth that may be seen Saturday night, July 18 at Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

A white-lined sphinx moth that may be seen Saturday night, July 18 at Bohart Museum of Entomology's Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 6:56 PM
Tags: Ant Day (1), ants (2), Christine Casey (1), Elina Niñ0 (1), Greg Kareofelas (8), Jeff Smith (6), Lynn Kimsey (134), moth (1), Moth Night (2), moths (2), Phil Ward (2), Tabatha Yang (29)

Do You Know Where Your Moths Are?

This small moth is known as a pterphorid plume moth. It was found in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Saturday night, July 18--or soon will be. Do you know where your moths are? It so happens that July 18 marks the beginning of National Moth Week, and that event has not gone unnoticed by the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Moths, considered among...

This small moth is known as a pterphorid plume moth. It was found in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This small moth is known as a pterphorid plume moth. It was found in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This small moth is known as a pterphorid plume moth. It was found in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Atlas moth, Attacus atlas, is considered the largest moth in the world. It's on display at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Atlas moth, Attacus atlas, is considered the largest moth in the world. It's on display at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Atlas moth, Attacus atlas, is considered the largest moth in the world. It's on display at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Some Very Hungry Caterpillars

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

What an amazing photo! Vacaville resident Cindy Carmouche, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, captured a photo of early instar redhumped caterpillars eating her French prune leaves. One look at this photo and you will marvel at some v-e-r-y hungry...

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.
Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:56 PM

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