If you meander over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis campus, you'll see a very tiny predator that looks for all the world like a...
Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis
TINY PREDATOR--This juvenile Gambian spotted-eyed flower mantis, less than an inch long, is one of the live specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flower mantis on finger
FLOWER MANTIS ON FINGER--This Gambian spotted-eye flower mantis finds a walking path on Brian Turner's finger at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Turner serves as the public outreach coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a high-flying butterfly--rarely seen and rarely recognized.
Ironically, it's now...
POSTER CHILD--This poster, designed by UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Fran Keller with photographs by Greg Kareofelas of Davis, shows the California state insect, the dogface butterfly. The male (top) is known as "the flying pansy." The female (bottom) is mostly yellow. The poster received praise from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in April. Now it's received more acclaim. (See story above).
You may not know it, but you've eaten insects.
Oh, yes, you have.
The other day I meandered over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis...
Pros and Cons of Eating Insects
SIGN SAYS IT ALL--This sign at the Bohart Museum of Entomology offers the pros and cons of eating insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
CRICKET ANYONE?--A sign at the Bohart Museum of Entomology indicates the nutritional value of eating a cricket. Bon appétit! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, said it...
Eric's New Headgear
NEW HEADGEAR--Eric San Gregorio, an undergraduate student majoring in entomology at UC Davis, has new headgear: a Giant New Guinea Walking Stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
I'd Rather Not Look At It, Thank You
I'D RATHER NOT LOOK AT IT, THANK YOU--Bohart Museum visitor Janice Calvento wasn't all that fond of the Giant New Guinea Walking Stick climbing the face of UC Davis entomology student Eric San Gregorio. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There they sat, a row of jack o'lanterns ready for a light.
Undergraduate students at the University of California, Davis, created them for the...
Something buggy here
SOMETHING BUGGY HERE: These jack o'lanterns cast an eerie glow: a butterfly, honey bee and a dragonfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee a Pumpkin
BEE A PUMPKIN--This jack o'lantern drew a lot of interest at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's "Happy Halloween" open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)