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Posts Tagged: Steve Heydon

KUIC Meets the Entomologists and Coco McFluffin

Oh, no, an escapee! Lynn Kimsey (left), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and KUIC host Barbara Hoover share a laugh as a Madagascar hissing cockroach decides not to star but to escape. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a buggy, sweet kind of day when KUIC Radio 95.3  hosted a coffee break for the Bohart Museum of Entomology and its parent organization, the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. "Live, from the Bohart Museum! It's Wednesday...

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM

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

Entomologists Know How to Party

Bug catchers Wade Spencer (far left) and Brennen Dyer, both entomoogy students, try to net a venomous caterpillar--doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists know how to party. They know how to put the "boo" in biology and the "just buggin' ya" in bugs. The 21st annual Halloween party at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, drew scores of entomology enthusiasts dressed as...

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:17 PM

These Girls Could Make or Break Your Halloween!

This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)

This just in for Halloween! Ever seen a false black widow spider? Commonly known as the cupboard spider,  it's a semi-cosmopolitan spider that's often confused with the "real" black widow spider, known for its powerful venom. Adrienne...

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 4:11 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

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