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About Those Urban Myths in Entomology

It's an urban myth that

Professor Lynn Kimsey of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology,...

It's an urban myth that
It's an urban myth that "Female mantids always eat males they mate with." Lynn Kimsey's response: "Only if the male isn't fast enough." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's an urban myth that "Female mantids always eat males they mate with." Lynn Kimsey's response: "Only if the male isn't fast enough." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Urban myth:
Urban myth: "Butterflies and moths can't fly if you rub the scales off their wings." Says Lynn Kimsey: "Not true, they can fly." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Urban myth: "Butterflies and moths can't fly if you rub the scales off their wings." Says Lynn Kimsey: "Not true, they can fly." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Happy Taxonomists' Appreciation Day!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and UC Davis professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you hugged your taxonomist yet today? No? Probably can't due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but at least we can honor them every March 19...

Bombus californicus heads for a purple coneflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bombus californicus heads for a purple coneflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bombus californicus heads for a purple coneflower in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 4:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Let's Help the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day/Month by Feb. 28

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The volunteers--faculty, staff and students--who are presenting science-based information during the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Month are...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer, curates the Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) section at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum specimens include the Xerces blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche xerces, now extinct. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 4:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Murder Hornets: Murder in the First Degree?

The Asian giant hornet, which the news media named

Want to learn about "murder hornets?" Entomologists cringe every time someone substitutes the moniker, "murder hornet," for the Asian giant...

The Asian giant hornet, which the news media named
The Asian giant hornet, which the news media named "murder hornet." (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

The Asian giant hornet, which the news media named "murder hornet." (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Posted on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 5:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

About Those Black Widow Spiders...

A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A reader asks: Does the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology have a fact sheet on black widow spiders?  Yes! It's among dozens of fact...

A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 4:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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