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Adults and Kids Can't Wait for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 18

This Peruvian walking stick will be among the featured insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Excitement is building for the sixth annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. The family friendly, science-based event takes place Saturday, Feb. 18 when 12 museums or collections will be open to the public. It's all free: free admission, free parking,...

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Holiday Gifts Buggin' Ya?

Entomologist/artist Stacey Rice wearing one of her prize-winning shirts--this one typifies UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're in a quandary. You have no idea what to get the nature lovers/insect enthusiasts on your holiday gift-giving list. It's buggin' ya. No worries. The UC Davis Entomology Graduate Students' Association (EGSA) to the rescue. Every year EGSA...

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:59 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...

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

Sharing the Nectar--But Not All at the Same Time

A syrphid fly (bottom right) heads toward a Mexican sunflower occupied by a honey bee. The fly, aka hover fly and flower fly, wants some nectar, too.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everybody eats in the pollinator garden. Maybe not at the same time, but they all eat. We noticed a syrphid fly, aka flower fly/hover fly, heading toward a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in our pollinator garden. Alas for the fly, it was occupied....

Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:36 PM
Tags: drone fly (1), Halloween (1), honey bee (1), insects (28), Mexican sunflower (1), nectar (1), syrphid fly (1), Tithonia (1)

'Belize Bioblitz' at the Bohart on Sunday, Sept. 18

An orchid bee heads for wintergreen oil. This photo was taken during the Bohart Museum's collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Fran Keller)

The "Belize Biobliz for the Bohart" was an un-believable trip! A group of scientists associated with the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, journeyed to Belize last summer to add to the Bohart Museum's global collection of insects. The group...

Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6:55 PM

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