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From a 'Butterfly Wish' to a Tarantula Named 'Peaches'

Roxanne Bell, 7, of Davis, decided that Peaches, the rose-haired tarantula,

What a grand event! When the University of California, Davis held its annual campus "Take Your Daughters (And Sons) to Work" Day today (April 23), the participants met one-on-one with entomologists, firefighters, physicians, plant specialists,...

Roxanne Bell, 7, of Davis, decided that Peaches, the rose-haired tarantula,
Roxanne Bell, 7, of Davis, decided that Peaches, the rose-haired tarantula, "tickles!" Watching her reaction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, during "Take Your Daughers (And Sons) to Work" Day is Joel Fuerte, 6, of Woodland. Their mothers work at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Roxanne Bell, 7, of Davis, decided that Peaches, the rose-haired tarantula, "tickles!" Watching her reaction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, during "Take Your Daughers (And Sons) to Work" Day is Joel Fuerte, 6, of Woodland. Their mothers work at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joel Fuerte, 6, of Woodland, eagerly listens to children's author S. S. Dudley, a retired UC Davis scientist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Joel Fuerte, 6, of Woodland, eagerly listens to children's author S. S. Dudley, a retired UC Davis scientist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joel Fuerte, 6, of Woodland, eagerly listens to children's author S. S. Dudley, a retired UC Davis scientist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's author S. S. Dudley draws the attention of a crowd listening as he talks about the morpho butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children's author S. S. Dudley draws the attention of a crowd listening as he talks about the morpho butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children's author S. S. Dudley draws the attention of a crowd listening as he talks about the morpho butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Pardon Me, There's Something on Your Shoulder!

A Madagascar hissing cockroach rides the shoulder of Wade Spencer, entomology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pardon me, there's something on your shoulder! And yes, there was. A Madagasar hissing cockroach was one of the critters that UC Davis entomology major Wade Spencer showed to guests at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house last Saturday during...

A Madagascar hissing cockroach rides the shoulder of Wade Spencer, entomology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Madagascar hissing cockroach rides the shoulder of Wade Spencer, entomology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach rides the shoulder of Wade Spencer, entomology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vedder Wright Jr. of Davis photographs a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. His father was a friend of the museum founder,  noted entomologist Richard Bohart. The Celeste Turner Wright Hall is named for his mother, the first female English professor at UC Davis. It  houses the Department of Theatre and Dance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Vedder Wright Jr. of Davis photographs a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. His father was a friend of the museum founder, noted entomologist Richard Bohart. The Celeste Turner Wright Hall is named for his mother, the first female English professor at UC Davis. It houses the Department of Theatre and Dance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Vedder Wright Jr. of Davis photographs a Madagascar hissing cockroach at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. His father was a friend of the museum founder, noted entomologist Richard Bohart. The Celeste Turner Wright Hall is named for his mother, the first female English professor at UC Davis. It houses the Department of Theatre and Dance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Learn How to Make an Insect Collection--Online and During UC Davis Picnic Day

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you want to make an insect collection? How do you begin? Where do you start? Distinguished Professor James R. Carey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology led a class on how to do just that several years ago.  Under his...

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:38 PM

When a Butterfly Looks Like a Penguin

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sharp-eyed youngster noticed the resemblance. When entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, was showing elementary school students the museum's moth and butterfly...

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

What Bees, Butterflies, Beetles, Birds and Bats Have in Common

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees do it. Butterflies do it. Beetles do it. Birds do it. Bats do it. Do what, you ask? They pollinate! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will greet visitors on Saturday, March 14 at its open house, themed...

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:21 PM

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