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A Gathering of Lepidopterists: Who's Who of the Butterfly, Moth Experts

Essig Museum associate Kelly Richers works on underwing moths at the gathering of lepitopderists at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a gathering of lepidopterists. A veritable Who's Who of lepidopterists. Some 25 lepidopterists and others interested in butterflies and moths gathered recently at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, to work on identifications, share...

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Plume Moth Fit to a 'T'

The plume moth is tiny. It's shown here on the finger of native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In some respects, the pterophorid plume moth is fit to a 'T.' "The T-square shape is classic," says butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. "They always sit with their...

Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Supporting the Bohart Museum

Noted entomologist Jerry Powell, director emeritus of the Essig Museum of Entomology, UC Berkeley, volunteers at the Bohart Museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're looking for a cause to support, consider the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis. The museum crew, led by director Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at UC Davis, is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and...

Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Luck Be a Lady

Ladybug, aka lady beetle, searching for aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Photographers never tire of capturing images of ladybugs, aka lady beetles.First of all, they're beneficial insects. You know when you photograph them that they're about to scoot, crawl or fly off to grab a tasty lunch--an all-you-can-eat aphid...

Posted on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 9:15 PM


A springtail (look to the right of

Collembola! Watch the springtails spring!Over the last several days, Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of Caifornia, Davis, has patrolled a UC Davis sidewalk checking out a huge volume of springtails. "Literally...

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7:56 PM

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