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This Bug's for You! Enjoy Tasty Bugs at the Bohart Museum Open House

Biologist Iris Bright checks out a red earthworm, one of the items available for sampling at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Sept. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever eaten a bug? Sure you have. Insect fragments are in just about all the foods we eat, from chocolate to coffee to wheat flour to pizza sauce to...

Biologist Iris Bright checks out a red earthworm, one of the items available for sampling at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Sept. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Biologist Iris Bright checks out a red earthworm, one of the items available for sampling at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Sept. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Biologist Iris Bright checks out a red earthworm, one of the items available for sampling at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Sept. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The taste test! Biologist Iris Bright samples the red earthworm (and then other colors).
The taste test! Biologist Iris Bright samples the red earthworm (and then other colors). "They're good," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The taste test! Biologist Iris Bright samples the red earthworm (and then other colors). "They're good," she said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jessica Gillung: Amazing Entomologist

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis-trained entomologist Jessica Gillung is nothing short of amazing--from research to leadership to public service. Gillung, who received her...

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jessica Gillung at Bohart Museum of Entomology (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Victory in the Verbena

A female praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata (as identified by Lohit Garikipati of UC Davis) is looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, I'm hungry. A female praying mantis is perched upside down in our pollinator garden. She has maintained this position in the verbena over a...

A female praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata (as identified by Lohit Garikipati of UC Davis) is looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata (as identified by Lohit Garikipati of UC Davis) is looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, a Stagmomantis limbata (as identified by Lohit Garikipati of UC Davis) is looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seconds later, the praying mantis nails a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seconds later, the praying mantis nails a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Seconds later, the praying mantis nails a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, begins to eat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, begins to eat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, begins to eat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A freeloader fly, (family Milichiidae and probably genus Desmometopa) perches on a spiked foreleg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A freeloader fly, (family Milichiidae and probably genus Desmometopa) perches on a spiked foreleg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A freeloader fly, (family Milichiidae and probably genus Desmometopa) perches on a spiked foreleg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis eats the last of her prey, while the freeloader fly is out of luck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The praying mantis eats the last of her prey, while the freeloader fly is out of luck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The praying mantis eats the last of her prey, while the freeloader fly is out of luck. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All gone and done. The praying mantis is finished with her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All gone and done. The praying mantis is finished with her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All gone and done. The praying mantis is finished with her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM

The Wonder of Water Bears, and Soon, a Sculpture at the Bohart

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

What a wonderful idea! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis boasts one of the world's largest tardigrade (water bear) collections, and what...

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.
An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

An artist's conception of a tardigrade sculpture in front of the Bohart Museum of Entomology.

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM

What's in Store for Unattended Children at the Bohart Museum of Entomology?

What's in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? A sign tells all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ever seen that humorous sign in the veterinarian office that warns "Unattended kids will be given a shot of espresso and a free kitten?" Well, the...

What's in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? A sign tells all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? A sign tells all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? A sign tells all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), who curates the Lepidoptera section of the museum, talks to visitors at the
Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), who curates the Lepidoptera section of the museum, talks to visitors at the "Moth Night" open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), who curates the Lepidoptera section of the museum, talks to visitors at the "Moth Night" open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are an integral part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are an integral part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are an integral part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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