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Don't Yell 'Yecch' and Run for Cover!

Children at the Bohart Museum of Entomology program at the Vacaville Public Library display different reactions when the bugs appear. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The message was clear. If you see a “creepy crawler,” don't yell “yecch!” and run for cover—or the nearest exit....

Children at the Bohart Museum of Entomology program at the Vacaville Public Library display different reactions when the bugs appear. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Children at the Bohart Museum of Entomology program at the Vacaville Public Library display different reactions when the bugs appear. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Children at the Bohart Museum of Entomology program at the Vacaville Public Library display different reactions when the bugs appear. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, yes, the word to say not
Oh, yes, the word to say not "yecch!" but "interesting." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, yes, the word to say not "yecch!" but "interesting." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum, displays insect specimens at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum, displays insect specimens at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum, displays insect specimens at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang (background) of the Bohart Museum of Entomology talks about insects while the child, a sculpture, reads in the foreground at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang (background) of the Bohart Museum of Entomology talks about insects while the child, a sculpture, reads in the foreground at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang (background) of the Bohart Museum of Entomology talks about insects while the child, a sculpture, reads in the foreground at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect is about to crawl up the arm of Tabatha Yang.
A stick insect is about to crawl up the arm of Tabatha Yang. "It thinks I'm a tree," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A stick insect is about to crawl up the arm of Tabatha Yang. "It thinks I'm a tree," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, cool, we get to touch and hold the Madagascar hissing cockroaches! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oh, cool, we get to touch and hold the Madagascar hissing cockroaches! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, cool, we get to touch and hold the Madagascar hissing cockroaches! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here we come, ready or not! Who's first? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Here we come, ready or not! Who's first? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here we come, ready or not! Who's first? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It tickles! Madagascar hissing cockroach moves a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It tickles! Madagascar hissing cockroach moves a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It tickles! Madagascar hissing cockroach moves a bit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No, I'm not going to eat it. But maybe... (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
No, I'm not going to eat it. But maybe... (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No, I'm not going to eat it. But maybe... (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect is transferred from one hand to another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian stick insect is transferred from one hand to another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect is transferred from one hand to another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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'Bearing' a Close Resemblance

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You've heard of the California Bear Flag, the one with the grizzly bear" right?  It's lettered with "California Republic." But have you heard...

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist/artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts wearing a red hooded sweatshirt: front view showing the Bohart logo and a tardigrade face. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's  bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back view: Entomologist-artist Charlotte Herbert Alberts shows the Bohart Republic's bear flag, the water bear, that is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff cuddles a tardigrade stuffed animal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Times Flies When You're Studying Flies! Bohart Museum Open House Jan. 12

UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.

Time flies when you're having fun? No, time's fun when you're studying flies! Take it from the fly researchers at the University of California,...

UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.
UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.

UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.

UC Davis fourth-year doctoral student Charlotte Herbert Alberts holds her acrylic painting of an  Assassin fly (Ommatius sp.) that she painted to celebrate World Robber Fly Day, April 30.
UC Davis fourth-year doctoral student Charlotte Herbert Alberts holds her acrylic painting of an Assassin fly (Ommatius sp.) that she painted to celebrate World Robber Fly Day, April 30.

UC Davis fourth-year doctoral student Charlotte Herbert Alberts holds her acrylic painting of an Assassin fly (Ommatius sp.) that she painted to celebrate World Robber Fly Day, April 30.

'Giving Tuesday': Giving Back to the Bohart Museum of Entomology

A tarantula and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are favorites at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's live

"Giving Tuesday," held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a good day to give back, to say "Thank you for all you do!" The 92nd Street...

A tarantula and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are favorites at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's live
A tarantula and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are favorites at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tarantula and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are favorites at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the moth and butterfly section at the Bohart Museum, shows a visitor some of the butterfly collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the moth and butterfly section at the Bohart Museum, shows a visitor some of the butterfly collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the moth and butterfly section at the Bohart Museum, shows a visitor some of the butterfly collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Bohart Museum Open House: Bed Bugs and Cochroaches and Pantry Pests

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Entomology, or the scientific study of insects, is not just rural--it's urban, too. Think bed bugs, cockroaches, carpet beetles and pantry pests,...

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.
Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Karey Windbiel-Rojas of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM), plans to wear this cockroach costume to the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Nov. 18, when she will greet visitors and answer questions. An urban entomologist expert, she's the associate director for Urban and Community IPM who serves as the area urban IPM advisor for Yolo, Sacramento and Solano counties.

Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or
Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"), are common pests in stored grains. They're usually unseen because they're about a millimeter long--about the size of a speck of dust--and are transparent to light brown in color. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pantry pests include booklice, pictured here in cornmeal. These nearly microscopic insects, Liposcelis bostrychophila, or "psocids" (pronounced "so kids"), are common pests in stored grains. They're usually unseen because they're about a millimeter long--about the size of a speck of dust--and are transparent to light brown in color. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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