- Author: Kathy Keatley Garvey
Hosts are Bohart senior museum scientist-entomologist Steve Heydon and entomologists John De Benedictis and Jeff Smith.
Visitors are encouraged to bring specimens, photos, PowerPoint presentations or slides from collecting trips and tales of collecting triumphs to share with others. Butterfly t-shirts and other entomological merchandise are available from the gift shop.
Interested persons are invited to attend. Lepidopterists are researchers or hobbyists who specialize in the study of butterflies and moths in the order, Lepitopdera.
For more information, contact Steve Heydon at (530) 752-0493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bohart Museum is located on Crocker Lane, near the intersection of Crocker Lane and LaRue Road. Visitors can park in Lot 46. Academic Surge is the building north of Lot 46.
The museum, directed by Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at UC Davis, houses a global collection of nearly eight million specimens, and is also the home of the seventh largest insect collection in North America, and the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity. It was founded by noted entomologist Richard M. Bohart (1913-2007).