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What's a Picnic Without Bugs?

What's a picnic without bugs? Well, it wouldn't be a picnic at all! The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology (ENT) is planning...

Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day.  The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stick insects, aka walking sticks, will be part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo in a pop-up tent at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. The Bohart Museum headquarters in the Academic Surge Building will be closed on Picnic Day. The pop-up tent will showcase butterflies, bees and other specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert
Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey will staff the "Dr. Death" booth in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert "Bob" Kimsey will staff the "Dr. Death" booth in 122 Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Maggot art is among the popular activities at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. Artists dip maggots in water-based, non-toxic paint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the
Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the "bug" activities at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Run, roaches, run! Cockroach races are an integral part of the "bug" activities at Briggs Hall during the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 4:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Of Tules, Cattails and Dragonflies...and on St. Pat's Day!

Medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo, associate professor, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology (ENT), is...

This is the wetland area in Cache Creek conservatory which is adjacent to the Tending and Gathering Garden. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
This is the wetland area in Cache Creek conservatory which is adjacent to the Tending and Gathering Garden. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

This is the wetland area in Cache Creek conservatory which is adjacent to the Tending and Gathering Garden. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

The flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, commonly perches on a tule stalk. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
The flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, commonly perches on a tule stalk. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

The flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, commonly perches on a tule stalk. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

A lizard sunning in the tules. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
A lizard sunning in the tules. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

A lizard sunning in the tules. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

'How Flies Control How They Walk by Knowing When and How to Stop'

What a catchy title for a seminar: "How Flies Control How They Walk by Knowing When and How to Stop." Meet Salil Bidaye, Research Group Leader,...

Congrats to Professor Chiu: 'Distinction in Student Mentoring' Award

Congratulations to molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu, professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology! She's...

Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Molecular geneticist-physiologist Joanna Chiu working in her lab in 2010, shortly after her arrival at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 5:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

Showcasing Animal and Plant Parasitic Nematodes

Nematologists answered scores of questions at the 13th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Day, a "Super Science Day" held Feb. 10. The Nematode...

Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)
Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)

Ready to greet the crowds are (from left) Emma Kraft, undergraduate intern; Nick Latina, doctoral student, Plant Pathology; Shahid Siddique, associate professor and principal investigator; Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Pallavi Shakya, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology; Bardo Castro, postdoctoral fellow; Veronica Casey, doctoral student, Entomology; and Ching-Jung Lin, doctoral candidate, Plant Pathology. (Photo courtesy of the Siddique lab)

Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alison Blundell, doctoral candidate, Department of Plant Pathology, answers a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talking to the attendees are (back, from left) doctoral student Nick Latina, Plant Pathology; and doctoral candidates Pallavi Shakya and Alison Blundell, Plant Pathology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Nick Latina of Plant Pathology discusses the diversity of animal parasitic nematodes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Veronica Casey of Entomology displaying free-living nematode C. elegans, via a microscope and discussing their movements. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crowds lined up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 to talk to the nematologists at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 4:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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