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UC Davis: Where to Learn About Insects and How to Collect Them

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon.

Life, as we know it, changed rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. As you shelter in and look for something intriguing to do, would...

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon.
Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. "They are also found in Queensland, Australia, and some islands of Indonesia. It is one of those iconic butterflies that is often pictured in ads and other media because of its spectacular color." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. "They are also found in Queensland, Australia, and some islands of Indonesia. It is one of those iconic butterflies that is often pictured in ads and other media because of its spectacular color." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum: Closed Until Monday, April 6

The butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum is a popular attraction, but the Bohart will be closed to the public until April 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The popular Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, is a favorite destination of adults and children alike but...

The butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum is a popular attraction, but the Bohart will be closed to the public until April 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum is a popular attraction, but the Bohart will be closed to the public until April 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The butterfly collection at the Bohart Museum is a popular attraction, but the Bohart will be closed to the public until April 6. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, says the insect museum is closed to the public until April 6. Researchers with special requests can contact the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, says the insect museum is closed to the public until April 6. Researchers with special requests can contact the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, says the insect museum is closed to the public until April 6. Researchers with special requests can contact the museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-ing There at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described

The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven drew scores of families at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day,  a science-based day always held the...

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described
A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A six-foot-long worker bee, the work of self-described "rock artist" Donna Billick of Davis, anchors the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters checked out the display of bee specimens, which ranged from honey bees to carpenter bees to sweat bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A couple reads the information on a sign displayed in the haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An informative sign in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters scooped up honey bees using a catch-and-release bee vacuum. The late native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp (1933-2019) initially used the device to catch, identify and monitor bees and showed youngsters how to participate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This youngster pondered his catch in the bee garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteers at the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven await visitors during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Benches, donated by the California State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (under the leadership of then State Regent Debra Jamison of Fresno), are a good spot to relax, enjoy the garden, and check your email. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Good Day to Learn About Science

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came, they saw, they learned. And in some cases, they conquered--they conquered their fear or avoidance of insects. Such was the case at the...

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martin Hauser, senior insect biosystematist with the Plant Pest Daignostics Branch, California Department of Food and Agriculture, shows Madagascar hissing cockroaches to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters got creative with silkworm moth cocoons. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to  magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ant specialist Zach Griebenow, a doctoral student in the Phil Ward lab, introduced visitors to magnified insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brendon Boudinot (left), doctoral candidate and ant specialist, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, and major professor Phil Ward introduced visitors to the diversity of ants. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a  visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, (standing), director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, and Crystal Homicz, a doctoral student in forest entomology, show beetles to a visitor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, talks about the thousands of butterfly and moth specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student and forest entomologist Crystal Homicz, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, talks about the diversity of beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies at the Bohart. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The diversity of bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors thronged the hallway of the Academic Surge Building to learn about insects and spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Symposium to Address Insect Decline: 'Saving a Bug's Life'

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A unique UC Davis symposium on "Saving a Bug's Life: Legal Solutions to Combat Insect Biodiversity Decline and the Sixth Mass Extinction" will...

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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