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Bring on the Bugs at the Dixon May Fair!

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a fair without insects? Entomologists at the University of California, Davis, will share their love of insects with fairgoers at the 144th...

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You can hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo, on Saturday, May 11 in the Floriculture Building, Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking sticks or stick insects will be at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 11. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith will show butterfly specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, at the Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Why You Should Celebrate World Robber Fly Day

A robber fly, Ommatius amula, with prey. Today (April 30) is World Robber Day. (Drawing by Charlotte Herbert Alberts.)

Quick, do you know what today is? It's World Robber Fly Day! Question is, how are you celebrating it? April 30 is both a momentous and delightful...

A robber fly, Ommatius amula, with prey. Today (April 30) is World Robber Day. (Drawing by Charlotte Herbert Alberts.)
A robber fly, Ommatius amula, with prey. Today (April 30) is World Robber Day. (Drawing by Charlotte Herbert Alberts.)

A robber fly, Ommatius amula, with prey. Today (April 30) is World Robber Day. (Drawing by Charlotte Herbert Alberts.)

UC Davis doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts in her habitat.
UC Davis doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts in her habitat.

UC Davis doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts in her habitat.

It's all about robber flies in the habitat of Charlotte Herbert Alberts.
It's all about robber flies in the habitat of Charlotte Herbert Alberts.

It's all about robber flies in the habitat of Charlotte Herbert Alberts.

It Was a Scorpion Kind of Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Little Logan Loss of Rocklin is only 6 but already he knows more about scorpions than many, if not most, adults do. Logan, a visitor at the Bohart...

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Logan Loss, 6, of Rocklin talks about scorpions to Bohart associate and scorpion scientist Wade Spencer. The kindergarten student is an avid scorpion enthusiast. Also pictured are members of the Vacaville Brownie Girl Scout Troop (from left) Jayda Navarette, Keira Yu and Kendl Macklin, front. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associates and entomology students Lohit Garikipati show scorpions to the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer's desert hairy scorpion named Barthlomew glows under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wade Spencer holds his African burrowing scorpion (left) and desert hairy scorpion under UV light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Bee-Line to the Bohart Museum: T-Shirts and Calendars

Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College and a UC Davis alumnus (she received her doctorate in entomology studying with Lynn Kimsey) holds some of the new dragonfly t-shirts available at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folks are making a bee-line to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, for its spring sale. All proceeds support the insect...

Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College and a UC Davis alumnus (she received her doctorate in entomology studying with Lynn Kimsey) holds some of the new dragonfly t-shirts available at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College and a UC Davis alumnus (she received her doctorate in entomology studying with Lynn Kimsey) holds some of the new dragonfly t-shirts available at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Fran Keller, an assistant professor at Folsom Lake College and a UC Davis alumnus (she received her doctorate in entomology studying with Lynn Kimsey) holds some of the new dragonfly t-shirts available at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brennan Dyer, a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, staffing the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brennan Dyer, a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, staffing the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brennan Dyer, a research associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, staffing the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Normally, locusts are introverted creatures; they do not socialize unless it is for reproduction." This is what one of Lynn Kimsey's students wrote in an exam, and what artist Karissa Merritt interpreted for the Bohart Museum's innovative calendar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Normally, locusts are introverted creatures; they do not socialize unless it is for reproduction." This is what one of Lynn Kimsey's students wrote in an exam, and what artist Karissa Merritt interpreted for the Bohart Museum's innovative calendar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 5:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family Innovation

Will Travel for Bugs! Bohart Museum Featuring Global Collections on UC Davis Picnic Day

Scores of visitors will tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology on UC Davis Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You don't have to travel the world to see insects. You can see them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology during the campuswide UC Davis Picnic Day,...

Scores of visitors will tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology on UC Davis Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Scores of visitors will tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology on UC Davis Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scores of visitors will tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology on UC Davis Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the butterfly and moth section at the Bohart Museum. Here he holds morpho butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garv
Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the butterfly and moth section at the Bohart Museum. Here he holds morpho butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garv

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the butterfly and moth section at the Bohart Museum. Here he holds morpho butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum is the home of nearly eight million insect specimens, collected throughout the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum is the home of nearly eight million insect specimens, collected throughout the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum is the home of nearly eight million insect specimens, collected throughout the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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