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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

A Moth Like No Other

Photo of the head of a male moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, courtesy of Vazrick Nazari, ZooKeys journal.

It's a moth like no other. Did you read the abstract published Jan. 17 in the journal ZooKeys about the newly discovered and named moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi? No? Well, you probably read the news story. It went viral. Somewhat overlooked was the...

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:04 PM

It Will Be a Parasite Palooza at the Bohart Museum Open House

Nematologists Corwin Parker (at microscope) and Lauren Camp (back of him) participated in the 2016 UC Davis Museum Diversity Day. Camp, who received her doctorate in entomology in December from UC Davis, is organizing a display for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 22. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How much do you know about ticks? How much do you know about nematodes? What would you like to know? You'll be able to learn more about both, plus fleas, mites, lice, bed bugs, botflies and other critters, when the Bohart Museum of Entomology of...

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:09 PM

A Look Back at 2016: Monarch Butterflies Reigned

This tagged butterfly, part of WSU entomologist David James' migratory research project, flew from Ashland, Ore. on Aug. 28 to Vacaville, Calif. on Sept. 5, or a distance of 285 miles in seven days, or about 40.7 miles a day.  It was reared and tagged by Steve Johnson of Ashland and was on its way to an overwintering site along coastal California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a marvelous year! Looking back at 2016, monarch butterflies reigned supreme--or at least they did in this Bug Squad blog! Finding--and photographing--a  tagged monarch butterfly (monarch@wsu.edu A6083) in our pollinator garden in...

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Our Story Begins with Eight Monarch Caterpillars in the Dead of Winter

Rita LeRoy of Vallejo holds a Vacaville monarch before releasing it at Lighthouse Field State Park. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)

This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. It all...

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:25 PM

It's Chrysalis Time in the City

It's chrysalis time in the city. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our unseasonably warm temperatures in November yielded 12 unexpected surprises:  12 monarch caterpillars munching away on the tropical milkweed in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. Didn't they get the memo? So we brought them...

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 6:25 PM

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