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Fifty Shades of Orange--with a Touch of Silver

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about

Fifty shades of orange—with a touch of silver. The bridal couple on the pomegranate tree wore orange and silver to celebrate their...

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about
A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about "two-headed butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about "two-headed butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Behold, the Big-Eyed Ant (And Brendon Boudinot Will Talk About It)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

It's not just about the sting or those big eyes. Ant specialists and other researchers also hone in on big-eyed ants for their relationships with...

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas,  captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)
This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

This is a big-eyed ant, Pseudomyrmex boopis. Alexander Wild, who received his doctorate in entomology from UC Davis and is now curator of entomology, University of Austin, Texas, captured this image in Armenia, Belize. See more of his images at alexanderwild.com. (Copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Bugged!

The Design Museum in Room 124 of Cruess Hall will be open during the Biodiversity Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. The theme:

In some respects, you could say the seventh annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 17 will be bugged! Lots of insects and other...

The Design Museum in Room 124 of Cruess Hall will be open during the Biodiversity Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. The theme:
The Design Museum in Room 124 of Cruess Hall will be open during the Biodiversity Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. The theme: "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design." The bee photo is by UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Design Museum in Room 124 of Cruess Hall will be open during the Biodiversity Museum Day from noon to 4 p.m. The theme: "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design." The bee photo is by UC Davis alumnus Alex Wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor emerita Ann Savageau (left) of the Department of Design shows her hornet nest art to Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Many insect specimens are on loan from the Bohart Museum in the Design Museum exhibition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor emerita Ann Savageau (left) of the Department of Design shows her hornet nest art to Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Many insect specimens are on loan from the Bohart Museum in the Design Museum exhibition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor emerita Ann Savageau (left) of the Department of Design shows her hornet nest art to Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Many insect specimens are on loan from the Bohart Museum in the Design Museum exhibition. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thousands crowded into the Bohart Museum of Entomology last year for the Biodiversity Museum Day. This year's event takes place Feb. 17. The Bohart Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Thousands crowded into the Bohart Museum of Entomology last year for the Biodiversity Museum Day. This year's event takes place Feb. 17. The Bohart Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Thousands crowded into the Bohart Museum of Entomology last year for the Biodiversity Museum Day. This year's event takes place Feb. 17. The Bohart Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Casey (left) staff manager of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, and volunteer assistant Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor at the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. In back is the six-foot-long bee sculpture, Miss Beehaven, by Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Chris Casey (left) staff manager of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, and volunteer assistant Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor at the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. In back is the six-foot-long bee sculpture, Miss Beehaven, by Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Chris Casey (left) staff manager of the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, and volunteer assistant Paola Pomery talk to a young visitor at the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. In back is the six-foot-long bee sculpture, Miss Beehaven, by Donna Billick of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Saturday, Feb. 17 will be invited to participate in an educational catch-and-release activity from noon to 4 p.m. They catch bees with a special device, examine them and then release them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors to the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Saturday, Feb. 17 will be invited to participate in an educational catch-and-release activity from noon to 4 p.m. They catch bees with a special device, examine them and then release them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven on Saturday, Feb. 17 will be invited to participate in an educational catch-and-release activity from noon to 4 p.m. They catch bees with a special device, examine them and then release them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student and nematologist Christopher Pagan (far left) talks to visitors at the Nematode Collection during the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. The collection will be in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student and nematologist Christopher Pagan (far left) talks to visitors at the Nematode Collection during the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. The collection will be in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student and nematologist Christopher Pagan (far left) talks to visitors at the Nematode Collection during the 2017 Biodiversity Museum Day. The collection will be in the Sciences Laboratory Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A UC Davis Exhibition: Exploring the Relationship Between People and Insects

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition,

Insects as art! The shapes, the colors...Bees, beetles, butterflies... Capture images of the bees, create sculptures from beetle galleries, and...

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition,
This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," and also will be featured at the Bohart Museum open house on Jan. 21. See alexanderwild.com for more of his photos. (Image copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

This image of honey bees by Alex Wild will be part of the Jan. 8-April 22 exhibition, "It's Bugged: Insects' Role in Design," and also will be featured at the Bohart Museum open house on Jan. 21. See alexanderwild.com for more of his photos. (Image copyrighted by Alex Wild and used with permission)

Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beetle galleries, the work of beetle larvae, can be used as sculptures. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Flight of the Bumble Bee

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Every time we see a pollen-packing bumble bee take flight, we think of the 300,000-pound Spruce Goose, which was never flight-worthy (well, except...

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee (Bombus vosnesenskii) heading for lupine at the Hastings Natural History Reserve, Carmel Valley, Monterey County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 4:53 PM

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