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Got Legs? Check Out Bohart Museum's Trapdoor Spider T-Shirt

Everyone's an arachnologist on Halloween! Ironically, some folks proclaim their hatred or disgust for all things spiders throughout the year, but...

Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)
Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 2:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Close Encounters of the Eight-Legged Kind

Those who know that spiders have eight legs know exactly what's being showcased at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open...

A crab spider dining on a bee on a blanketflower, Gallardia. Everyone eats in the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider dining on a bee on a blanketflower, Gallardia. Everyone eats in the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider dining on a bee on a blanketflower, Gallardia. Everyone eats in the garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider scurries from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifola) in search of prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 4:50 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Name That Spider Species

If you're a student 18 or under, here's your chance to name a spider species. You'll win the distinction of being selected the winner, and you'll be...

This is a male trapdoor spider in the genus Promyrmekiaphila. Youths are invited to name the species.
This is a male trapdoor spider in the genus Promyrmekiaphila. Youths are invited to name the species.

This is a male trapdoor spider in the genus Promyrmekiaphila. Youths are invited to name the species.

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 5:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Jumping Jehosphaphat!

If I had a pet jumping spider--which I don't--I'd name him "Jumping Jehosphaphat." "The biblical king Jehoshaphat is the inspiration for the...

A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This jumping spider has just nailed a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This jumping spider has just nailed a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This jumping spider has just nailed a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 4:37 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

For the Love of Spiders, Head Over to UC Davis June 25 and June 28

You love spiders and other arachnids, right? You've cleared your calendar for Saturday afternoon, June 25 and Tuesday night, June 28 to attend the...

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A jumping spider peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a pest, a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider straddles  lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider straddles lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A banded garden spider straddles lavender stems. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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