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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.

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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)

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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How to Make an Insect Collection

Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in

It's that time of year again. Teachers ask their students to make an insect collection. The project is considered a "rite of passage." However,...

Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in
Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in "How to Make an Insect Collection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robber fly staring at the photographer. A robber fly is one of many insects that students use in "How to Make an Insect Collection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Learn How to Make an Insect Collection--Online and During UC Davis Picnic Day

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you want to make an insect collection? How do you begin? Where do you start? Distinguished Professor James R. Carey of the UC Davis Department...

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you're interesting in collecting insects, stop by Briggs Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to make an insect collection. Here a leafcutter bee is targeting a Gulf Fritillary butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate Jeff Smith spreads the wings of a tiger moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:38 PM

And All Within 10 Minutes

Graduate Students

When you were first asked/requested/urged/required to make an insect collection, where did you go for information? How did you learn how to collect,...

Graduate Students
Graduate Students

ENTOMOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS Amy Morice and James Harwood check out a camera. They were among the students in James R. Carey's class on "How to Make an Insect Collection." The video clips are now posted on the UC Davis Department of Entomology website. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joseline Saldivar
Joseline Saldivar

NET ACTION--UC Davis student Joseline Saldivar practices for a video clip on "How to Make an Insect Collection." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:07 PM
 
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