Forensic entomologist Bob Kimsey (right) of the Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, studies bedbugs--those little bloodsuckers...
BEDBUG--"Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of sleeping people and animals," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "They are reddish-brown in color, wingless, and range from 1 to 7 millimeters in length. They can live several months without a blood meal." (CDC Photo)
CLOSE-UP of bedbug. "Bed bugs are experts at hiding," according to the CDC. "They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, cracks or crevices, behind wallpaper, and under any clutter or objects around a bed. Their small flat bodies allow them to fit into the smallest of spaces and they can remain in place for long periods of time, even without a blood meal. Bed bugs can travel over 100 feet in one night, but they tend to live within 8 feet of where people sleep." (CDC Photo)
Bugs! Doesn't everybody love 'em?
Martha Stewart apparently does.
And the folks at the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California,...
UC DAVIS entomology major Joel Hernandez, a student assistant at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows one of the insect collection kits available in the gift shop. Martha Stewart listed the Bohart Museum insect collection kit as one of the top three gifts to get young naturalists. Hernandez acquired one at age 7. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you’re into bugs, the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus has plenty of them.
Toby and a Walking Stick
BOHART MUSEUM education and outreach coordinator Tabatha Yang (left) watches Toby Thornton's delight in a green walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
GREEN WALKING STICK methodically crawls up Toby Thornton's shirt. Bohart Museum officials were impressed with the 4-1/2-year-old's knowledge of insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ghouls just like to have fun at Halloween.
So do entomologists.
When the Bohart Museum of Entomology. located at 1124 Academic Surge, University of...
UC DAVIS graduate student Matan Shelomi, who studies with major professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, scored a big hit in this costume. "He looks just like Billy the Exterminator!" Kimsey exclaimed. (Photo by Louie Yang)
Bob Kimsey, Where Are You?
FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGIST Bob Kimsey is in there somewhere. He's dressed in a ghillie suit, camouflaged clothing typically worn during a turkey hunt or military maneuvers. (Photo by Louie Yang)
QUEEN BEE Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor and former chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology, chats with emeritus professor and entomologist Oscar Bacon of Davis, also a former chair of the department. A black widow spider hovers in the background. (Photo by Louie Yang)
Everybody loves a bumble bee.Especially the yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii.And especially a queen.Native pollinator specialist Robbin...
Queen Bumble Bee
QUEEN BUMBLE BEE, a yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heads down the tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A TASTE OF HONEY--The queen bumble bee sips a gift of honey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flight of the Bumble Bee
THE QUEEN, after consuming honey, takes flight around the tower of jewels, a nine-foot high plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)