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Emily Bick: Entomologist Extraordinaire Off to University of Copenhagen

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

It's difficult to believe that it was four years ago--four years ago!--that Emily Bick, entomology student extraordinaire, joined the doctoral...

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)
This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

This is the University of California Linnaean Games Team competing at the 2018 meeting of the Entomological Society of America. From left are Zachary Griebenow and Brendon Boudinot of UC Davis, captain Ralph Washington Jr. of UC Berkeley, and Emily Bick of UC Davis. They won the national championship. (ESA Photo)

Congrats, UC Linnaean Games Team!

In a scene from the 2018 national Linnaean Games championships, Brendon Boudinot answers a question. Team captain Ralph Washington Jr. looks on. (ESA Photo)

Congrats to the University of California Linnaean Games Team! They know their insects! The UC team, which swept the national championship last year,...

In a scene from the 2018 national Linnaean Games championships, Brendon Boudinot answers a question. Team captain Ralph Washington Jr. looks on. (ESA Photo)
In a scene from the 2018 national Linnaean Games championships, Brendon Boudinot answers a question. Team captain Ralph Washington Jr. looks on. (ESA Photo)

In a scene from the 2018 national Linnaean Games championships, Brendon Boudinot answers a question. Team captain Ralph Washington Jr. looks on. (ESA Photo)

Congrats! UC Linnaean Games Team Wins the National Championship

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,  University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)

They did it! Again! The incredible University of California Linnaean Games Team, comprised of graduate students from UC Davis and UC Berkeley, won...

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,  University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)
Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Joe Rominiecki Photo)

Insects and Graduate Students Share Spotlight at Linnaean Games

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where are you most likely to encounter a rheophilic insect? If you know the answer to that, you could have scored at the Linnaean Games competition...

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Love Makes the World--and the Bugs--Go 'Round

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Consider the lovestruck praying mantis. If you've ever watched a mating pair of mantids and seen the male lose his head, or seen other insect mating...

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mating pair of Stagmomantis limbata in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, has just lost his head. This one kept moving for eight hours before he expired. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at
UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomologist Emily Bick with her program at "An Entomologist's Love Story." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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