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These Insects Thrive in the Extreme!

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A mannequin in a firefighter turncoat pinned with fire beetles drew "oohs" and "aahs" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house last Sunday...

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and animal biology major Crystal Homicz look at the turncoat covered with pinned beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors examined the Extreme Insects display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt,
Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt, "I Like Big Bugs; I Cannot Lie," asks a question of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. At right is Delsin's mother, Beth Russell, who related that Delsin wants to become an entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Delsin Russell, 8, of Vacaville, wearing a T-shirt, "I Like Big Bugs; I Cannot Lie," asks a question of Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. At right is Delsin's mother, Beth Russell, who related that Delsin wants to become an entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.
Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.

Folsom residents Ravi Kahlon and her sons Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, and Raja Jagadeesan,3, discuss extreme insects with Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. Ravi Kahlon is a 2001 graduate of UC Davis, majoring in philosophy.

Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rohan Jagadeesan, 6, of Folsom, reads all about insects who thrive in a salty habitat. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live
UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Karissa Merritt (center) and Sara Guevara-Plunkett staffed the live "petting zoo." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5,  Kate Irwin, 3,  and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5, Kate Irwin, 3, and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Participating in the family craft activity are (from left) Vacaville residents Rinka Matsumiya, 5, Kate Irwin, 3, and Kate's brother, Thomas Irwin, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon chats with a visitor about parasites. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Meet the 'Extreme Insects' Aug. 19 at Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about extremes! Have you ever thought about how some insects have adapted to fire, ice, acid, hot water, salt and the desert? Have you ever...

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sand wasp, Bembix americana, foraging on seaside daisies at Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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