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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

What Does Science Tells Us About Bumble Bees and Honey Bees Foraging Together?

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus  melanopygus, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's always a delight to see bumble bees and honey bees foraging together on flowers during the winter "sun breaks." Lately we've been seeing them...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus  melanopygus, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on rosemary at Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on rosemary at Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on rosemary at Glen Cove Marina, Vallejo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, foraging on rosemary at the Benicia Capitol State Historic Park on Feb. 23, 2021. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Lovin' the Insects and Spiders? Visit the Bohart's Online Gift Shop

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Spiders are everywhere," Professor Jason Bond told the crowd at his April 2019 town-hall presentation at the Bohart Museum of...

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Take a Bug Break--and Bring Along This Book

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't take a coffee break. Take a bug break. Step into your garden, walk over to a community park, or hike in the wilderness and see what's out...

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, looking for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Booklice, Liposcelis bostrychophila, are nearly microscopic (about a millimeter long). You may find them in your cornmeal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, perches on a stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the male Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa sonorina (formerly known as Xylocopa varipuncta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Coming June 12: A Virtual Insect Palooza with the Insect Discovery Lab

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program.  (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

The wonderful world of insects! And right in your living room! If you'd like to take a world tour and learn about such fascinating insects...

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program.  (Photo by Norm Gershenz)
An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program. (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

An Australian walking stick (stick insect) gets some attention at a SaveNature.Org program. (Photo by Norm Gershenz)

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 3:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Innovation

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