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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

How Do Monarchs Know When to Migrate? Bohart Museum Open House Jan. 18

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How do monarch butterflies know when to migrate? Take the case of a male monarch reared, released and tagged by Steven Johnson in a Washington State...

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eight microscopes will be available at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Jan. 18. Visitors can view the research projects of doctoral students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ants will be the topic of Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. This image shows emeritus professor Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley identifying insects at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:25 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Pest Management

Dr. Bob, Forensic Entomology, and UC Davis Picnic Day

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Did you see "Dr. Bob" in Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day last Saturday? Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey of the UC Davis...

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) held forth at the forensic entomology table in Briggs Hall during the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day. He recently won a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences' advising award. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Graduate student/forensic entomologist Alex Dedmon, who studies with forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, answers a question at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, was a big draw at the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Because the Praying Mantis Didn't Eat All Her Dinner

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It all happened because a praying mantis at the Bohart Museum of Entomology declined to eat all her dinner. She just wasn't that hungry. To take it...

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's in this exhibit in the Bohart Museum of Entomology? Blow flies. A praying mantis didn't eat all the leftovers from a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Emma Cluff checks out the blow flies moving around in the praying mantis exhibit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An example of maggot art. Visitors to Briggs Hall can create maggot art during the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 5:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Fusing Art with Science: 'I'd Like a Faster Maggot'

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"I'd like a faster maggot." So said a little boy working on his maggot art project last Sunday afternoon, July 9, at the Bohart Museum of...

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologists and NAFEA members (from left) Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley, Bob Kimsey of UC Davis and Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue engage in a maggot art activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left),  who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its
UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left), who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its "bath": non-toxic, water-based paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis graduate student Alexander Dedman (left), who studies with major professor Robert Kimsey, watches as NAFEA member Greg Nigoghosian of Purdue dips a maggot into its "bath": non-toxic, water-based paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art in action. Sometimes it's a short wait while the maggot crawls around. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of maggot art by Neel Fulde, 7, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

NAFEA member Royce Cumming of Salinas Valley and 6-year-old Olivia Storms of Davis show their maggot art paintings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the forensic entomology displays at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This poster shows the life cycle of a fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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