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What a Night for Moths and Spectators!

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's

What a night! What a night--both inside and outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis on Saturday, July 21. While moths and other insects fluttered to the blacklighting display,  visitors flocked inside the...

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Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, checks out a Polyphylla sp. or lined June beetle, the first insect drawn to the blacklights. She received her doctorate from UC Davis, studying with Lynn Kimsey, who directs the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The colorful family craft activity: moth and butterfly replicas on wax candles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Retired entomologist and UC Davis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Retired entomologist and UC DAvis alumnus Norm Smith (second from left) talks to visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Moth Night." The white witch (see display on the far left) is the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth section, talks about the specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Karofelas answers questions about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live
Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Noah Crockette talks about the critters in the live "petting zoo." He will enter Cornell University this fall, majoring in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's petting zoo, which includes Madagascar hissing cockroaches, walking sticks, and tarantulas, is a favorite among Bohart visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Noah Crockette encourages visitors of all ages to check out the live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Bohart Museum's Moth Night enjoyed the family craft activity--decorating wax candles with replicas of moths and butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the Bugs You'll See at the Bohart: Giant T-Shirt Sale

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They'll give you the shirt off their back. Well, not quite, but you can buy a shirt off their rack! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, has discounted all of its bug-themed t-shirts in its year-around gift...

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer.  Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer. Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wearing Bohart Museum of Entomology t-shirts are (seated) UC Davis student Wade Spencer (left) and senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. In back are UC Davis students and Bohart associates Eliza Litsey, Parras McGrath, Lohit Garikipati, and Brennen Dyer. Spender, Litsey, Garikipiati and Dyer are all UC Davis students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chinese mantis, Tenodera sinensis, in the hands of owner Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis entomology major who rears mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer, a UC Davis student majoring in entomology, with a third-instar of the Ceanothus silkworm moth, Hylaphora euryalus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn about such parasitoids as nematodes, jewel wasps, small-headed flies and tachinid flies? Of course you do! The Bohart Museum of Entomology is hosting an open house, themed "Parasitoid Palooza," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 in Room...

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Parasitoid Palooza! Or What Ate My Caterpillar or Chrysalis

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're trying to rear monarch butterflies. You notice an egg on your milkweed plant, and watch its life cycle from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis.  Aha, you think, soon I'll be able to see an adult monarch eclose from that chrysalis. Not so...

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult  tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Bugs at the Bohart? Yes, and Bernie and a Hot Dog, Too!

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologists don't always dress as predators or prey at their Halloween parties. Sure, they're known for donning butterfly, bee, and black widow spider costumes. But sometimes they opt to characterize a scarecrow, a rag doll, a police officer, a...

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A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a "staff infection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Gabriela Rivera, a member of the Entomology Club, opted not to be a bug, but a rag doll. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A carved pumpkin at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party spilled its guts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research entomologist Tom Zavortink portrayed Bernie Sanders, and UC Davis alumnus Danielle Wishon, a shark. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon portrayed a scarecrow--that knife is fake--and his wife, Anita, a black widow spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC Davis, delighted in student Parras McGrath's costume--a tarantula hawk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the advisor to the UC Davis Entomology Club, came dressed in his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Keely Davies, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, was all law 'n order. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a
Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a "staff infection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Student Jamie Fong came dressed as a hot dog. At left is Tabatha Yang, Bohart Museum outreach and public education coordinator, dressed as a "staff infection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ahoy, there, mate! UC Davis student Diego Rivera came dressed as a pirate (see the parrot on his shoulder?) but he was mistaken for a patriot from the American Revolutionary War. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the band played on! From left are James Heydon on guitar, vocalist Maia Lundy (UC Davis entomology graduate) and her sister, Jade Lundy, on violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Framed by a harp, Andre Poon softly played the violin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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