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Everything's Coming Up Roses

Nanase Nakanishi

Everything's coming up roses at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. Roses? Make that rose-haired tarantulas. See, the Bohart...

Nanase Nakanishi
Nanase Nakanishi

NEW BROOCH--Nanase Nakanishi, a UC Davis student who plans to become a veterinarian, cares for this rose-haired tarantula at the Bohart Museum. It's one of the live insects in the museum, which houses more than seven million specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of the exquisite rose-haired taranatula, a native of Chile. It's known for its gentleness and is a favorite at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

PRAYING MANTIS perches on Nanase Nakanishi's hand at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Saving the Bees, One Shirt at a Time

Saving the Bees

Officials at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and the Bohart Museum of Entomology are saving the bees--one T-shirt at a time. Fran Keller, a...

Saving the Bees
Saving the Bees

SPORTING the new honey bee t-shirts they created to raise funds for honey bee research at UC Davis are Nanase Nakanishi (left), an animal science major and a student employee at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Fran Keller, a doctoral student in entomology. Nanase models the front, and Fran, the back. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

BACK of the new honey bee t-shirt features a newly emerged bee tucked inside a line drawing of a hive. Proceeds benefit honey bee research at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Cutting It

Noctuid Cutworm

The dull brown moth may be dull-looking but as noctuid cutworms they're not. We spotted this noctuid cutworm, soon to be a dull brown moth, last...

Noctuid Cutworm
Noctuid Cutworm

NOCTUID CUTWORM, soon to be a dull brown moth, crawls on a yarrow at the Storer Garden, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 6:32 PM

These 'Leaves' Are Made for Walking

Camouflaged

Two newly moulted insects in the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University  of California, Davis, look just like leaves.  But these...

Camouflaged
Camouflaged

FIND THE INSECT. Yes, there's an insect in this photo. Under the top blackberry leaf is a "walking leaf" (lighter green). Walking leaves are a big attraction at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walking Leaf
Walking Leaf

STEVE HEYDON, senior museum scientist at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, checks out a walking leaf, Phyllium giganteum, a native of Malaysia. The camouflaged insect looks like an autumn leaf turning colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Insects Are Nearly Everywhere

Debee Lamont

"Insects are the most successful animals that have ever existed on Earth and have been around for just over 400 million years," writes...

Debee Lamont
Debee Lamont

A HONEY BEE decorates a quilt at the 134th annual Dixon May Fair. Here Interior Living Showcase superintendent Debee Lamont gets ready to hang the quilt. It's the work of Shirley Geertson of Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up
Close-up

CLOSE-UP of a honey bee and a plant watering can on a quilt at the Dixon May Fair. This quilt is the work of Shirley Geertson of Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly Quilt
Dragonfly Quilt

DRAGONFLY QUILT, on display at the 134th annual Dixon May Fair, May 7-10, is the work of Lillian Walker of Antioch. This show a small section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dragonfly and Cat
Dragonfly and Cat

A DRAGONFLY meets a cat in this quilt made by Helen McNaughton of Dixon. It's on display at the May 7-10 Dixon May Fair. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

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