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Sheep Moths Draw Attention at Bohart Museum of Entomology Open House

Unless you're an entomologist, moth enthusiast, or an avid follower of National Moth Week, you may have never seen or heard...

The late Mike Smith, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran who retired in Folsom, looks over his collection.  The sheep moths he collected are now in the Bohart Museum. He passed in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection)
The late Mike Smith, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran who retired in Folsom, looks over his collection. The sheep moths he collected are now in the Bohart Museum. He passed in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection)

The late Mike Smith, a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran who retired in Folsom, looks over his collection. The sheep moths he collected are now in the Bohart Museum. He passed in 2003. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, chats with Sacramento residents Skylan Potter, 11, and her mother, Camille Potter, holding son, Kehlan.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, chats with Sacramento residents Skylan Potter, 11, and her mother, Camille Potter, holding son, Kehlan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, chats with Sacramento residents Skylan Potter, 11, and her mother, Camille Potter, holding son, Kehlan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, explains moth specimens to  Katie Dietrich and her son, Andrew, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, explains moth specimens to Katie Dietrich and her son, Andrew, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, explains moth specimens to Katie Dietrich and her son, Andrew, of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows moths to Andrew Dietrich of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows moths to Andrew Dietrich of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows moths to Andrew Dietrich of Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas, and scientist Sophia Acker of the Del Castillo lab, UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, display a drawer of sheep moths, Hemileuca eglanterina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas, and scientist Sophia Acker of the Del Castillo lab, UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, display a drawer of sheep moths, Hemileuca eglanterina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas, and scientist Sophia Acker of the Del Castillo lab, UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology, display a drawer of sheep moths, Hemileuca eglanterina. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 2:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

International Scientists at the Bohart Museum Open House

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosted an open house, "An Evening at the Museum," on Saturday, July 22, showcasing moths and flies, the...

Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece showed a video on tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. He did postdoctoral work at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece showed a video on tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. He did postdoctoral work at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece showed a video on tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. He did postdoctoral work at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece answered questions about tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece answered questions about tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tephritid fruit fly expert Nikos Papadopoulos of Greece answered questions about tephritid flies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, talks about his work. He holds a joint postdoc position with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, talks about his work. He holds a joint postdoc position with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, talks about his work. He holds a joint postdoc position with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Miguel Angel Miranda (far right) of the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, answered questions about his specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house and also demonstrated how to draw insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Miguel Angel Miranda (far right) of the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, answered questions about his specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house and also demonstrated how to draw insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Miguel Angel Miranda (far right) of the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain, answered questions about his specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house and also demonstrated how to draw insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Iris Quayle (right), a second-year doctoral student in the lab of Professor Jason Bond, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, fielded questions as did colleague Folsom Lake College graduate Julianna Campos. Campos is a former student of Folsom Lake College professor Fran Keller, a UC Davis doctoral alumna. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Iris Quayle (right), a second-year doctoral student in the lab of Professor Jason Bond, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, fielded questions as did colleague Folsom Lake College graduate Julianna Campos. Campos is a former student of Folsom Lake College professor Fran Keller, a UC Davis doctoral alumna. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Iris Quayle (right), a second-year doctoral student in the lab of Professor Jason Bond, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, fielded questions as did colleague Folsom Lake College graduate Julianna Campos. Campos is a former student of Folsom Lake College professor Fran Keller, a UC Davis doctoral alumna. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nazzy Pakpour, a UC Davis alumna who holds a doctorate in microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, read from her newly published children's book,
Nazzy Pakpour, a UC Davis alumna who holds a doctorate in microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, read from her newly published children's book, "Please Don't Bite Me." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nazzy Pakpour, a UC Davis alumna who holds a doctorate in microbiology, virology and parasitology from the University of Pennsylvania, read from her newly published children's book, "Please Don't Bite Me." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler (foreground, left) encouraged visitors to get acquainted with the insects in the live petting zoo. Next to her: doctoral student Emma Jochim of the Jason Bond lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler (foreground, left) encouraged visitors to get acquainted with the insects in the live petting zoo. Next to her: doctoral student Emma Jochim of the Jason Bond lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler (foreground, left) encouraged visitors to get acquainted with the insects in the live petting zoo. Next to her: doctoral student Emma Jochim of the Jason Bond lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 6:57 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Open House: Like a Moth to a Flame

Like a moth to a flame...visitors crowded into the Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday night for a "Night at the Museum." The open house...

The blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas displays death's-head hawkmoths, Acherontia stropos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas displays death's-head hawkmoths, Acherontia stropos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas displays death's-head hawkmoths, Acherontia stropos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 4:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum to Dedicate Open House to Jerry Powell

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology of UC Davis hosts a “Night at the Museum” (formerly known as “Moth Night”) it will be...

In this 2017 archived photo, Jerry Powell (seated at microscope) talks to colleagues at a Lepidopterist Society meeting at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are entomologist Max Klepikov of Berkeley; UC Davis distinguished professor Don Strong of the  Department of Evolution and Ecology; and Eric Lopresti, then a UC Davis graduate student. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this 2017 archived photo, Jerry Powell (seated at microscope) talks to colleagues at a Lepidopterist Society meeting at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are entomologist Max Klepikov of Berkeley; UC Davis distinguished professor Don Strong of the Department of Evolution and Ecology; and Eric Lopresti, then a UC Davis graduate student. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In this 2017 archived photo, Jerry Powell (seated at microscope) talks to colleagues at a Lepidopterist Society meeting at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. From left are entomologist Max Klepikov of Berkeley; UC Davis distinguished professor Don Strong of the Department of Evolution and Ecology; and Eric Lopresti, then a UC Davis graduate student. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with Jerry Powell, a longtime director of the Essig Museum of Entomology. This image was taken Feb. 9, 2013 at a Lepidopterist Society gathering at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with Jerry Powell, a longtime director of the Essig Museum of Entomology. This image was taken Feb. 9, 2013 at a Lepidopterist Society gathering at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, with Jerry Powell, a longtime director of the Essig Museum of Entomology. This image was taken Feb. 9, 2013 at a Lepidopterist Society gathering at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 7:01 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Morphos! The Monarchs! The Bohart!

When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house, a sure crowd-pleaser is the global Lepidoptera  collection, which totals some...

Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8, a family from Mexico City, check over the morpho butterflies. At right is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8, a family from Mexico City, check over the morpho butterflies. At right is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8, a family from Mexico City, check over the morpho butterflies. At right is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) poses for a photo with a visiting family from Mexico City: Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) poses for a photo with a visiting family from Mexico City: Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas (left) poses for a photo with a visiting family from Mexico City: Martha Leija and Mario Preciado and their daughter Valentina, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:35 PM
Tags: ants (46), Bohart Museum of Entomology (641), Lynn Kimsey (439), monarchs (77), morphos (1), moths (23), open houses (8), Picnic Day (6), Tabatha Yang (143)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

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