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Name That Spider!

This is the female of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)

Name that spider!  UC Davis professor Jason Bond is seeking a species name for a new genus of trapdoor spiders he discovered on a sandy beach...

This is the female of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)
This is the female of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)

This is the female of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)

This is the male of the new genus, Cryptocteniza.  (Image by Jason Bond)
This is the male of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)

This is the male of the new genus, Cryptocteniza. (Image by Jason Bond)

UC Davis professor Jason Bond found the genus on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. (Illustration provided by Jason Bond)
UC Davis professor Jason Bond found the genus on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. (Illustration provided by Jason Bond)

UC Davis professor Jason Bond found the genus on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. (Illustration provided by Jason Bond)

Bohart Museum Virtual Open House: Got a Question About Wasps?

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Do you have a question about wasps? Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of...

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, that was detected and destroyed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity.  It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.
This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

This is an illustration that appears in the current edition of the journal Insect Systematics and Diversity. It is the work of Allan Smith-Pardo of USDA.

Matan Shelomi: How Do You Say 'Murder' Hornets? Delicious!

A blue plate special: larvae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)

They don't taste like chicken. The larvae and pupae of the Asian giant hornet taste like French fries. So says UC Davis-trained entomologist Matan...

A blue plate special: larvae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)
A blue plate special: larvae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)

A blue plate special: larvae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)

Delicious dish: The pupae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)
Delicious dish: The pupae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)

Delicious dish: The pupae of the Asian giant hornet. This image is of food served in a restaurant in eastern Taiwan. (Photo by Matan Shelomi)

The Hornet Wars: 'A Bloody Dumpster Fire'

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

The news stories and social media comments about the Asian giant hornet detected last year in British Columbia and Washington state and labeled...

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.
Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

Entomologist Doug Yanega of UC Riverside shows two Asian giant hornets, one of which is from the colony detected and killed on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. He was sought out to identify the species.

This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed,  of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.
This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed, of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.

This image of an Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarina, is courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture. The beekeeping industry is concerned about sightings, confirmed and unconfirmed, of this insect in British Columbia and Washington state.

Robert Kimsey and Elvira Galvan Hack: Making a Difference

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his habitat at Briggs Hall, UC Davis. He received an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They're making a difference: locally, regionally, nationally and now internationally. If you're involved in the Animal Biology (ABI) major, an...

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his habitat at Briggs Hall, UC Davis. He received an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his habitat at Briggs Hall, UC Davis. He received an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey in his habitat at Briggs Hall, UC Davis. He received an international award for his academic advising. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elvira Galvan Hack is the winner of an international award for her work in advising undergraduate students in the animal biology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Elvira Galvan Hack is the winner of an international award for her work in advising undergraduate students in the animal biology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Elvira Galvan Hack is the winner of an international award for her work in advising undergraduate students in the animal biology major at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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