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Meet the 'Extreme Insects' Aug. 19 at Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about extremes! Have you ever thought about how some insects have adapted to fire, ice, acid, hot water, salt and the desert? Have you ever...

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum: This Bug's for You

This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis here. A lady beetle there. A sawtoothed-grain beetle there. Entomologist-artist Karissa Merritt kept busy at the UC Davis Bohart...

This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student/artist Karissa Merritt talks about art with James Harris, 13, and his father, Rick Harris, who holds a master's degree in systemic entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student/artist Karissa Merritt talks about art with James Harris, 13, and his father, Rick Harris, who holds a master's degree in systemic entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student/artist Karissa Merritt talks about art with James Harris, 13, and his father, Rick Harris, who holds a master's degree in systemic entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winners of the insect-themed contests at the Bohart Museum: Karissa Merritt of UC Davis, best tattoo; Jean Replicon of Mission College, Santa Clara, best attired adult; and Jasper Ott, 5, of Davis, best attired youth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Winners of the insect-themed contests at the Bohart Museum: Karissa Merritt of UC Davis, best tattoo; Jean Replicon of Mission College, Santa Clara, best attired adult; and Jasper Ott, 5, of Davis, best attired youth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Winners of the insect-themed contests at the Bohart Museum: Karissa Merritt of UC Davis, best tattoo; Jean Replicon of Mission College, Santa Clara, best attired adult; and Jasper Ott, 5, of Davis, best attired youth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Butterfly Heaven at the Bohart Museum

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly heaven! Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, is in...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart Museum, enjoys sharing knowledge about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith answers questions about butterflies at a recent open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Design Museum exhibit in Cruess Hall includes colorful insect-themed fabric. It will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Part of the 500,000-specimen Lepidoptera at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn about such parasitoids as nematodes, jewel wasps, small-headed flies and tachinid flies? Of course you do! The Bohart Museum of...

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Bohart Museum Open House: To Pin a Butterfly...

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during  his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

To pin a butterfly specimen... Visitors at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Sunday, Sept. 24 learned how to pin and...

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during  his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith uses forceps to retrieve a specimen from his Lepitopdera tray during his demonstration at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pinning and spreading moths and butterflies is intricate work. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom Lake College biology major Lauren Orris of Shingle Springs, a student of entomologist and assistant professor Fran Keller, pins a butterfly as her brother, Luke Orris, a high school student, watches. At left is entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart's Lepitoptera collection. Both Lauren and Luke plan to enter the field of medicine. Keller, a Bohart Museum associate, received her doctorate in entomology from UC Davis.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An interested group watches as entomologist Jeff Smith (right), curator of the Lepitopdera collection at the Bohart Museum, demonstrates how to prepare butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 7, of Vacaville, who wants to become an entomologist, is fascinated by the butterfly/moth demonstration by entomologist/curator Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:39 PM

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