Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology
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)
The taste test! Biologist Iris Bright samples the red earthworm (and then other colors). "They're good," she said. (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)
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)
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)
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)
All gone and done. The praying mantis is finished with her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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.
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)
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 "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)