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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

Her Shoes Are as Magical and Enchanting as Lightning Bugs

Lynn Kimsey gets ready to lace up her new shoes, painted with cuckoo wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She's known fondly as "The Wasp Woman" (wasps are her specialty) and now she may be known as "The Entomologist with the Magic Shoes." Everyone will see her coming. And going. Folks at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology recently gifted their...

Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 4:44 PM

'Belize Bioblitz' at the Bohart on Sunday, Sept. 18

An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The "Belize Biobliz for the Bohart" was an un-believable trip! A group of scientists associated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, journeyed to Belize last summer to add to the Bohart Museum's global collection of insects. The group...

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Meet You at the Bohart!

Retired entomologist and Bohart Museum associate Norm Smith engages visitors as he talks about moths at the July 30th Bohart Museum open house. Smith received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis with major professor Richard Bohart, for whom the museum is named. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've never visited the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, or if you're eager to return, mark your calendar! Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and Tabatha Yang, public education and outreach...

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 5:18 PM

An Un-Bee-Lievable Summer at Belize: Bohart Open House on Sunday, Sept. 18

Entomologist Jeff Smith (center) who curates the moth and butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology,   talks about butterflies at the Bohart's Belize summer expedition. (Photo by Steve Heydon)

You will not bee-lieve what a group of scientists affiliated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, found last summer in Belize. They brought back some 100,000 specimens, ranging from stunning orchid bees to spectacular morpho butterflies,...

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:41 PM

Moths! Moths! Moths! Can You Identify Your Moths?

This moth is the Tobacco Budworm (as identified by Lepitopteran Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology) It's  shown here on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you have this significant garden pest--a caterpillar eating your cabbage, lettuce, tomato, squash, geraniums and petunias--and more. And then one morning you see a moth on your blanket flower (Gaillardia). Hmm... What is it? The moth (below) is...

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2:08 PM

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