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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 (16), Chagas disease (3), conenose (2), kissing (1), reduviidae (3), UC IPM (203), 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 (16), insects (62), maple (1), nuisance (6), pests (54), spring (8), UC IPM (203)

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

Stacey Rice's Stag Beetle T-Shirt Wins UC Davis Contest

Entomologist Stacey Rice wearing her prize-winning t-shirt,

Ever seen a stag beetle? You know, that curious-looking male beetle with mandibles that resemble deer antlers? Now you can not only see a stag beetle, you can wear one.  In fact, four of them.  Entomologist Stacey Lee Rice won the UC Davis...

Entomologist Stacey Rice wearing her prize-winning t-shirt,
Entomologist Stacey Rice wearing her prize-winning t-shirt, "The Stag Beetles." In the background is Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This t-shirt and other insect-themed shirts are available from the Entomology Graduate Students' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Stacey Rice wearing her prize-winning t-shirt, "The Stag Beetles." In the background is Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This t-shirt and other insect-themed shirts are available from the Entomology Graduate Students' Association. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researchers (from left) Larry Godfrey, Ian Grettenberger and Stacey Rice in the Godfrey lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Researchers (from left) Larry Godfrey, Ian Grettenberger and Stacey Rice in the Godfrey lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Researchers (from left) Larry Godfrey, Ian Grettenberger and Stacey Rice in the Godfrey lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM

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