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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

Bohart Museum Open House: How to Pin a Butterfly

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the butterfly and moth collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house, "Insects and U" on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 24, for the public to get acquainted with insects, it will also be a time to get acquainted with entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the...

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:52 PM

The Day That The Beetles Invaded the Bohart

USDA Forest Research entomologist Steve Seybold (foreground) and UC Davis graduate student Corwin Parker peel bark to reveal larvae of bark beetles and wood borers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just call it "The Day that the Beetles Invaded the Bohart." That would be the recent open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, on "Bark Beetles and Forest Health," coordinated by USDA Forest Service research...

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Bohart Museum Open House: 'Insects and U'

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mark your calendar! Here's an opportunity--especially for new students and prospective students at the University of California, Davis and their families--to learn about insects. While students are moving into the dorms on Sunday, Sept. 24, an open...

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:53 PM

The Day a Widow Skimmer Came Calling

A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer,

Just as all lady bugs aren't ladies, all widow skimmer dragonflies aren't female. A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer," (as identified by Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dragonfly expert Greg Kareofelas), recently...

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Meet 'Mantis Master Keeper' Andrew Pfeifer

Andrew Pfeifer is eye to eye with a female Parasphendale affinis nymph. (Photo by Andrew Pfeifer)

Who isn't fascinated by a praying mantis, that pre-historic looking predator that lurks on a plant and snags honey bees, butterflies and other insects in lightening-quick lunges? And who isn't fascinated by those who study them, rear them and share...

Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 6:41 PM

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