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Sometimes The Unexpected Happens

UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer holds the female praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes the unexpected happens. Take the case of the female praying mantis delivered to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for an educational display. The Bohart, home of some eight million insect specimens, also...

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

A Boy, Bugs, a Birthday and the Bohart

UC Davis entomology undergraduate student Wade Spencer (left) and budding entomologist Ty Elowe of Mesa, Ariz., show their bugs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A 12-year-old boy from Mesa, Ariz. with a lifelong interest in bugs, got what he wished for last week at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. This story is about a boy, bugs, a birthday and the Bohart. Ty Elowe, who...

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8:19 AM

A Perfect Perch for a Dragonfly

A young male meadowhawk dragonfly, Sympetrum corruptum, perches on a seed ball of Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A perfect perch. A young male variegated meadowhawk dragonfly, Sympetrum corruptum, found a perfect perch--a seed ball of Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in our pollinator garden in Vacaville, Calif. It towered over the garden and so did...

Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 5:46 PM

The Predator and the Pest

Breakfast! A hungry praying mantis eyes a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So here's this praying mantis perched on top of a prickly pear cactus. It's early morning and she's hungry. A cabbage white butterfly, looking like a white-gowned princess in a medieval palace, flutters by and pauses on the prickly pear to seek...

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 5:42 PM

Ever Seen a Pink Praying Mantis?

Davis resident Adrienne Austin-Shapiro photographed this pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica, outside a pizza business in Davis.

Have you ever seen a pink praying mantis, Stagmomantis californica? No? Now you have. Adrienne Austin-Shapiro of Davis yesterday spotted this pink praying mantis (below) on the second-floor wooden planking above Blondie's Pizza, 4th and G streets,...

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:56 PM

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