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Love Makes the World--and the Bugs--Go 'Round

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Consider the lovestruck praying mantis. If you've ever watched a mating pair of mantids and seen the male lose his head, or seen other insect mating rituals, then you ought to read entomologist Emily Bick's review of the play, An Entomologist's Love...

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at
UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)
Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)
In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

How Much Do You Know About Entomology?

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

“You have just moved into an apartment that has been vacant for weeks but whose prior owners had several cats and dogs. A very few days after you move in you are bitten by a huge number of cat fleas that seem to have appeared...

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)
UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

UC Davis Linnaean Games Team in action (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot and captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Bugging the Bug Bowl Team

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

They answered all the questions correctly except one. And that one, they agreed, they should have known. Oops! Here's what happened: The "Bug Bowl" team, aka the Linnaean Games team from the University of California, Davis, won the national...

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

The national champs: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:31 PM

A Force Awakened and to Be Reckoned With

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Moviegoers are anxious to see the long-awaited "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which officially opens Dec. 18. But the Linnaean Games are also a force to be reckoned with-- for those who study insect science or who want to study insect...

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)
UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

UC Davis championship team: Jessica Gillung, Brendon Boudinot, Ralph Washington Jr. (captain) and Ziad Khouri. (Photo by Matthew Chism)

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 9:14 PM

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