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Bugs at Briggs: A Banner Day on April 13

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It just wouldn't be a picnic without bugs. Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, will turn into a bugfest during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. Think cockroach races, maggot art, and...

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have roach, will race! Don't miss the cockroach races at Briggs Hall during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters, as well as adults, delight in watching the cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster gives it his all at the maggot art table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Jackson Audley of the Steve Seybold lab offers a taste of honey at the honey tasting table at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays
Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey portrays "Dr. Death" at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the
UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Picnic Day offers a lot of photo opportunities. Here Alex Nguyen, an entomology graduate, focuses on the "Entomology Band" at last year's Picnic Day. The band will not be performing this year, but photographers can find plenty of other subjects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugging You at the California State Fair

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Insect Pavilion at the California State Fair, which includes specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, showcases the good, the bad and the bugly. The fair opened Friday, July 13 and continues through...

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions:
This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Kissing bugs are not your valentine

Adult western conenose bug, Triatoma protracta. (Credit: Justin Schmidt)

Conenose or ‘kissing bugs' (Triatoma spp.) are in the Reduviidae family, a group of insects known for a sturdy body and large proboscis. Most reduviids are beneficial as insect predators, and include various species of assassin bugs. Conenose...

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Tags: bites (5), bugs (17), Chagas disease (3), conenose (2), kissing (1), reduviidae (3), UC IPM (214), Windbiel-Rojas (3)

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bug adult and nymphs. [J.K.Clark]

If you are seeing black and red bugs scurrying about near trees and buildings, they may be boxelder bugs. Boxelder bugs (Boisea rubrolineata) feed on the flowers, leaves and seedpods of female boxelder trees (Acer negundo) and occasionally are found on...

Posted on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:43 AM
Tags: boxelder (2), bugs (17), insects (62), maple (1), nuisance (6), pests (54), spring (9), UC IPM (214)

Gifts to Bohart Museum of Entomology

A walking stick in the live

Folks are asking how to donate to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, the world-renowned insect museum that's part of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. There's a donate button on its website. All gifts are tax-deductible. The Bohart...

A walking stick in the live
A walking stick in the live "petting zoo" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology changes hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A walking stick in the live "petting zoo" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology changes hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, interacts with visitors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, interacts with visitors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, interacts with visitors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds fill the open houses at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Weekend open houses take place throughout the year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crowds fill the open houses at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Weekend open houses take place throughout the year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds fill the open houses at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Weekend open houses take place throughout the year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:56 PM

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