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Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology

Why That Ol' Flame Stakes Out the Back Yard

Red flameskimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) perches on a bamboo stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes the red flameskimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) will let you approach it. Sometimes it's having a bad hair day or a bad predator/prey day or a just-leave-me-alone day and won't let you near it. This one (below) let me approach it....

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:38 PM

Crane Flies Are Here, There and Everywhere

A crane fly dangles from a spider web. It is about to become prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't have to crane your neck to see the crane flies. They're everywhere. They're zigzagging around your yard, bumping into walls and windows,  landing on your screen door and fence, and clustering on your porch lights, all the while...

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work!

A male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, is the center of attention. The bee, also known as

It's about connecting. It's about learning where parents work and what they do. It's about fun. That's what will happen on Thursday, April 28 during the annual "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work" day at the University of California, Davis. The...

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:44 PM

How to Bee All You Can Bee

A drone fly on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bee is a bee is a bee. A fly is a fly is a fly. Thank you, Gertrude Stein. If you've ever wanted to learn how to tell the difference between a honey bee and a drone fly, head over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California,...

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Let's Have a Picnic!

Briggs Hall is a popular place at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is Saturday, April 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a picnic without bugs? Bugs may be uninvited guests at your family picnic, but at the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day, set Saturday, April 16, bugs are not only invited, but more than welcome. And so are you, your family and friends. In fact,...

Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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