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Gotta Love Those Woolly Bear Caterpillars

You gotta love those woolly bear caterpillars. Richard "Rick" Karban, UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology, studies them. The rest of...

A woolly bear caterpillar investigating an ice plant on Bodega Head, Sonoma County, in April 2022.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A woolly bear caterpillar investigating an ice plant on Bodega Head, Sonoma County, in April 2022.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A woolly bear caterpillar investigating an ice plant on Bodega Head, Sonoma County, in April 2022.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The woolly bear caterpillar becomes a tiger moth, Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The woolly bear caterpillar becomes a tiger moth, Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The woolly bear caterpillar becomes a tiger moth, Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 3:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Celebrating National Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

The first moth to arrive was the alfalfa looper moth, Trichopusia ni. But the most striking: the grape leaffolder, Desmia funeralis. More than...

This was the scene at the blacklighting display Saturday night, July 22 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Greg Kareofelas (far right) had just set up the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the blacklighting display Saturday night, July 22 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Greg Kareofelas (far right) had just set up the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the blacklighting display Saturday night, July 22 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Greg Kareofelas (far right) had just set up the display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum, talks to Prerna Jain and her  son Prakrit Jain, 13, of Los Altos. Prakrit will be attending the Bioblitz in Belize this summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum, talks to Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain, 13, of Los Altos. Prakrit will be attending the Bioblitz in Belize this summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum, talks to Prerna Jain and her son Prakrit Jain, 13, of Los Altos. Prakrit will be attending the Bioblitz in Belize this summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate and UC Davis entomology undergradate student Lohitashwa Garikipati (center) talks about the Bohart Museum's live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate and UC Davis entomology undergradate student Lohitashwa Garikipati (center) talks about the Bohart Museum's live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate and UC Davis entomology undergradate student Lohitashwa Garikipati (center) talks about the Bohart Museum's live petting zoo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Donald Trump moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, is a permanent part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Bohart scientists collected the new species in the Algodones Dunes, and it was named by evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari of Canada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Donald Trump moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, is a permanent part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Bohart scientists collected the new species in the Algodones Dunes, and it was named by evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari of Canada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Donald Trump moth, Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, is a permanent part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Bohart scientists collected the new species in the Algodones Dunes, and it was named by evolutionary biologist and systematist Vazrick Nazari of Canada. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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