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)
C’mon, you know you want one.
Who wouldn’t want a horror skull stress ball to relieve the tension of today's...
Horror Stress Ball
Squeeze this stress ball and out will pop either assorted bugs, worms, frogs or rats. Nanase Nakanishi, a UC Davis student majoring in animal science, and an employee at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, displays what it does. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nanase Nakanishi (left) and Grace Wong, UC Davis students and employees at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, display the Cricket Lick-Its available at the Bohart Museum. Nanase, majoring in animal science, moved to Davis from New Jersey. Grace, majoring in environmental science, is from Benicia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Each lollipop contains a nutritious cricket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some folks wear their heart on their sleeve.
Others wear a dragonfly on...
William Yuen wearing dragonfly t-shirt
UC Davis undergraduate student William Yuen wearing his dragonfly t-shirt. He has worked part-time in the Bohart Museum of Entomology for two years. (Photo by Fran Keller)
White-belted ringtail dragonfly
This is the white-belted ringtail dragonfly from the Bohart Museum of Entomology poster. The poster and dragonfly t-shirts are available at the Bohart Museum, 1124 Academic Surge, UC Davis, or at http://bohart.ucdavis.edu.
Sympetrum by Fran Keller
This spectacular dragonfly photo, taken by UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Fran Keller, is a Sympetrum sp. that she took in her back yard on July 28, 2007, in North Davis. This is one of her favorite photos. "This picture," she says, "shows how incredibly delicate they are and their legs so slim and yet grasping on the edge of this twig they maintain balance. The eye color reminds me of a watercolor painting and the red on the abdomen is such a contrast to the yellow spots on the thorax."