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California Dogface Butterfly: What the Fire Did

You've probably seen California's state insect, the California dogface butterfly, on a first-class stamp, in a book, or on the UC Davis...

Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, walks up Gates Canyon in this image, taken in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, walks up Gates Canyon in this image, taken in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, walks up Gates Canyon in this image, taken in 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 3:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2022 Calendar: Delightful!

The newly published UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology calendar is DCI: delightful, creative and...


"Bees being shipped across country stored in trucks or vans are shown to cause more stress," wrote one student on an Entomology 100 term paper that appears on the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2022 calendar. (Illustration by Kris Merritt)

"Bees being shipped across country stored in trucks or vans are shown to cause more stress," wrote one student on an Entomology 100 term paper that appears on the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 2022 calendar. (Illustration by Kris Merritt)


"Drones are male bees that contribute only in the perm production for the queen," wrote a student in Lynn Kimsey's class. Kris Merritt illustrated it on the 2022 Bohart Museum calendar.

"Drones are male bees that contribute only in the perm production for the queen," wrote a student in Lynn Kimsey's class. Kris Merritt illustrated it on the 2022 Bohart Museum calendar.

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 2:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Buzz Behind the UC Davis Bumble Bee Contest

The Bohart Museum of Entomology generated a lot of buzz when it sponsored its second annual "Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year...

This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the image of Bombus vosnesenskii that Ellen Zagory captured in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.
This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

This is the cell phone image of Bombus melanopygus that Maureen Page took in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden.

The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered  Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.
The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.

The late UC Davis professor, Robbin Thorp, shown here with an image he took of the endangered Franklin's bumble bee, always looked forward to finding the first bumble bee of the year.

Posted on Monday, January 3, 2022 at 4:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Game On! Find and Photograph the First Bumble Bee of the Year

Game on! If you're thinking about taking a walk in Yolo or Solano counties to celebrate the new year--or just to get some exercise in keeping with...

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, nectaring on nectarine blossoms in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 3:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Wanted: The First Bumble Bee of the Year in Yolo or Solano Counties

Wanted: the first bumble bee of the year in Yolo or Solano Counties! If you're the first to photograph one and email it to...

This image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, was taken in Benicia on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, was taken in Benicia on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of a black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, was taken in Benicia on Jan. 25, 2020. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 7:43 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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