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Getting Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Tabatha Yang, public education coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, works with visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Are you ready for a Super Day of Science? The University of California, Davis is preparing for its fifth annual Biodiversity Museum Day. Set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, it's a campuswide open house showcasing 11 specialized research and...

Tabatha Yang, public education coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, works with visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, public education coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, works with visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, public education coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, works with visitors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 9:04 PM

A Teaching Moment

Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the

How do you get your point across if you're trying to explain what a "parasitoid" is? Well, if you're the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, you do it with a family craft activity--inflating a balloon inside a balloon to...

Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the
Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the "parasitoid" balloon station at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wide-eyed Ethan Fry, 5, and his sister Adi Fry, 7, of Davis, listen to graduate student Charlotte Herbert at the "parasitoid" balloon station at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the
Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the "parasitoid" balloon station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ethan Fry, 5, of Davis, inflates a balloon at the "parasitoid" balloon station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Ready for Parasitoid Palooza II? Bohart Museum Open House on Sunday, Jan. 10

A wasp  parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

If you've ever tried to rear monarch butterflies, you may have encountered a caterpillar parasitized by a tachinid fly, which oviposits or injects its eggs into it. The fly's life cycle continues, but the host dies.  The tachinid fly is a...

A wasp  parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)
A wasp parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

A wasp parasitizing aphids. These wasps are from the family Aphidiinae. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Santa Is a Robber Fly

Santa Claus is a robber fly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an argid sawfly. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Santa may be a jolly ol' elf who gives away presents, but he is also a robber fly. Take it from UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer. Spencer decided to create a Bohart Museum of Entomology Christmas card--an insect version--and sure enough, Santa...

Santa Claus is a robber fly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an argid sawfly. (Image by Wade Spencer)
Santa Claus is a robber fly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an argid sawfly. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Santa Claus is a robber fly and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is an argid sawfly. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Santa driving his sleigh of reindeer, insect-style. (Image by Wade Spencer)
Santa driving his sleigh of reindeer, insect-style. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Santa driving his sleigh of reindeer, insect-style. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Happy Hanukkah! With stick insects. (Image by Wade Spencer)
Happy Hanukkah! With stick insects. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Happy Hanukkah! With stick insects. (Image by Wade Spencer)

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 5:41 PM

Searching for the Most Unusual Gift?

Thisi polka-dotted weevil needs a species name.  It's in the genus Macrocopturus in the weevil family Curculionidae. (Photos courtesy of the Bohart Museum)

It's definitely one of a kind. If you gift this to a family, friend or yourself, no one can ever take it away. It can't be stolen, damaged or lost. You'll never wear it out. It will never go out of fashion. It will always be considered special,...

Thisi polka-dotted weevil needs a species name.  It's in the genus Macrocopturus in the weevil family Curculionidae. (Photos courtesy of the Bohart Museum)
Thisi polka-dotted weevil needs a species name. It's in the genus Macrocopturus in the weevil family Curculionidae. (Photos courtesy of the Bohart Museum)

Thisi polka-dotted weevil needs a species name. It's in the genus Macrocopturus in the weevil family Curculionidae. (Photos courtesy of the Bohart Museum)

Name, please! This insect, from the family Chrysididae and genus Hedychridium, was collected in Thailand. It needs a species name.
Name, please! This insect, from the family Chrysididae and genus Hedychridium, was collected in Thailand. It needs a species name.

Name, please! This insect, from the family Chrysididae and genus Hedychridium, was collected in Thailand. It needs a species name.

Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 5:11 PM

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