Posts Tagged: Linnaean Games
They know their insects. They know what a "land lobster" is. They know diseases caused by trypanosomes. They can name the six orders of arthropods represented in the circus troupe from the movie, "A Bug's Life." The UC Davis Department of...
The winning Davis Linnaean Team is comprised of (from left) Kelly Hamby, Matan Shelomi, Kelly Liebman and Jenny Carlson. With them is mascot, Max. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quick! Answer this question: Until recently, praying mantids were thought to be deaf. We now know that 65 percent of all mantid species can hear. Where do the tympanal organs occur in mantid species? Give up? The answer: The two tympanal membranes...
UC Davis team of Matan Shelomi, Mohammad-Amir Aghaee, Meredith Cenzer and Andrew Merwin competed in the semi-finals. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tim Husen, Wayne Ohnesorg, Ken Miwa, and Jess Jurzenski of the University of Nebraska pondering a question. They went on to win the championship. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quick! What's the answer to this question? "I am a blood feeder; I have no hair but have a comb. What am I?" That was the final question posed when the University of California, Davis competed Monday night with the University of Hawai-Manoa team for...
Practicing for the Games
The industrious honey bee buzzed around a lot during the Linnaean Games at the Entomological Society of America’s recent meeting in San Diego. Not the honey bee itself—questions about the honey bee. The Linnaean Games, a college-bowl type quiz...
Small Hive Beetle and Wax Moth Larvae
Winter Visitor in the Garden
Emcee Tom Turpin of Purdue University stood at the podium and acknowledged he might mispronounce an entomology student's name. "If it sounds anything like your name and I’m looking at you, that’s you."So began the Linnaean Games, a college-bowl type...
UC Davis Team