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Scary Insects and Lovable Critters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the crowd to the Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Scary critters with mandibles and lovable insects with antennae gathered at the Halloween party at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davi, hosted...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the crowd to the Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the crowd to the Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, welcomes the crowd to the Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey wore his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey wore his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey wore his ghillie suit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff dressed as
Bohart associate Emma Cluff dressed as "The Mad Hatter" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff dressed as "The Mad Hatter" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts with the parasitoid pinata they created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts with the parasitoid pinata they created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts with the parasitoid pinata they created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee family: drone Norman Gershenz, queen bee Leslie Saul-Gershenz, and their pooch, a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee family: drone Norman Gershenz, queen bee Leslie Saul-Gershenz, and their pooch, a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee family: drone Norman Gershenz, queen bee Leslie Saul-Gershenz, and their pooch, a worker bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Parras Mcgrath drew a lot of comments with this costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Parras Mcgrath drew a lot of comments with this costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Parras Mcgrath drew a lot of comments with this costume. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the first Halloween party for visiting scholar Syed Fahad Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the first Halloween party for visiting scholar Syed Fahad Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the first Halloween party for visiting scholar Syed Fahad Shah, a lecturer in the Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a Halloween party without a spider? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a Halloween party without a spider? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a Halloween party without a spider? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The petting zoo featured a new addition at the Bohart Museum of Entomology: a skull. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The petting zoo featured a new addition at the Bohart Museum of Entomology: a skull. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The petting zoo featured a new addition at the Bohart Museum of Entomology: a skull. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Food, Innovation

Bohart Museum Open House on Oct 19: Fright or Delight?

Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon with his Pteromalids or jewel wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It won't be a Fright Night or a Delight Night. After all, it's in the afternoon. But the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on "Parasitoid...

Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon with his Pteromalids or jewel wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon with his Pteromalids or jewel wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum senior museum scientist Steve Heydon with his Pteromalids or jewel wasps. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spotted cucumber beetle is a pest of pumpkins and other members of the cucurbits family. Here it's attacked by an assassin bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spotted cucumber beetle is a pest of pumpkins and other members of the cucurbits family. Here it's attacked by an assassin bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spotted cucumber beetle is a pest of pumpkins and other members of the cucurbits family. Here it's attacked by an assassin bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Those Iconic Monarchs: Treats on Halloween and Every Other Day

A newly eclosed monarch, ready to take flight. This image was taken on Sept. 24, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy  Keatley Garvey)

It's Halloween and scores of trick-or-treaters are donning monarch butterfly costumes.  But they can't do justice to the living monarchs, those...

A newly eclosed monarch, ready to take flight. This image was taken on Sept. 24, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy  Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed monarch, ready to take flight. This image was taken on Sept. 24, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed monarch, ready to take flight. This image was taken on Sept. 24, 2018 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading her wings on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), the newly released Monarch is about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spreading her wings on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), the newly released Monarch is about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spreading her wings on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia), the newly released Monarch is about to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sips nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Why This Monarch Chrysalis Was a Big Hit

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch chrysalis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis proved to be a big hit. Literally. This particular monarch...

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two co-creators of the monarch chrysalis piñata--Charlotte Herbert Alberts and husband George Alberts--pose with the piñata just before the start of the game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready, set, swing! The monarch piñata is fair game. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A direct hit and the crowd cheers! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And down it goes! Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator, supervises the piñata breaking game. At far right is UC Davis graduate Emma Cluff, who created the piñata with Charlotte Herbert Alberts and George Alberts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier  takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Laurie Casebier takes a swing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati gives it his all. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, dressed in a ghillie suit, is blindfolded by Tabatha Yang, Bohart education and outreach coordinator and game coordinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The exact moment: we have a winner! Emma Cluff removes her mask as the crowd applauds her victory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The scramble for the candy! The monarch chrysalis with the parasitoid protrusion is no more! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 4:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Innovation

Bohart Museum Halloween Party: A Night of Frights and Delights!

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a night of frights and delights! The Bohart Museum Society hosted the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 24th annual pre-Halloween party on...

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by  the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back "Department of Corrections." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back "Department of Corrections." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11
UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11", towered over everyone. Next to him (in back) is his wife, entomologist Jenella Loye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11", towered over everyone. Next to him (in back) is his wife, entomologist Jenella Loye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 3:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Family, Food, Innovation

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