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On the Fly

A common green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, seeking nectar on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies seem to be in the news a lot lately. But have you ever looking closely at a common green bottle fly Lucilia sericata, also known as a...

A common green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, seeking nectar on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A common green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, seeking nectar on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A common green bottle fly, Lucilia sericata, seeking nectar on a tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The green bottle fly sips some nectar from a tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The green bottle fly sips some nectar from a tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The green bottle fly sips some nectar from a tropical milkweed blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies can be pollinators, too, but they're better known for their forensic, veterinary and medical importance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flies can be pollinators, too, but they're better known for their forensic, veterinary and medical importance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies can be pollinators, too, but they're better known for their forensic, veterinary and medical importance. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a green bottle fly sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a green bottle fly sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a green bottle fly sipping nectar from a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 4:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Yard & Garden

The Insects Around Us: From UC Davis Picnic Day to Your Computer

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic, you're not alone. We missed it, too. So did the ants and other insects. The Department of...

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded
James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day.  (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

The Bug Doctor Is In! Ask Me a Question!

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The doctor is in. The Bug Doctor, that is. If you attended the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day and headed for Briggs Hall, home of the Department...

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

'Adventure Awaited' at Virtual Reality Demonstration

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of  what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Adventure Awaits!" the theme proclaimed. And that it did Saturday at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day--especially at the second annual "Virtual...

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of  what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo shows Sebastian and Kamila Ehrlich examples of what insects they might want to see in virtual reality. In back is their mother, Carollina Ehrlich. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Ehrlich enjoying the session. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"That was cool!" Sebastian Ehrlich removes the headset. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"That was cool!" Sebastian Ehrlich removes the headset. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife  Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila,  and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila, and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dad Ethan Ehrlich (background) reacts to the 40-foot-tall bugs. With him are wife Carolina, children Sebastian and Kamila, and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis alumnus Paul McClelland (zoology)of Sunnyvale selects what insect he wants to see in virtual reality. With him are his wife Marmirjam and UC Davis medical entomologist Geoffrey Attardo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"That's fascinating!" said Paul McCelland, as he hands off the headphones to another member of his party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"That's fascinating!" said Paul McCelland, as he hands off the headphones to another member of his party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 2:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Honey, Let's Go Taste Honey!

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey, let's go taste honey! Yes, you can do just that at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 13. It's free and family...

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student Yao Cai (right) serves honey at the 2018 Picnic Day activities in Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26.  Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to see honey bees near the honey tasting? Check out the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG), located by the Mann Lab, in back of Parking Lot 26. Here a honey bee is nectaring on five-spot flowers, Nemophila maculata. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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