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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

Potato Bug Lovers, Unite! A 'Vienna Sausage' T-Shirt!

It had to happen. With so many folks asking "What are those weird bugs?" and UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey, director of ...

This is the Jerusalem cricket t-shirt by artist Allen Chew, a UC Davis student and Bohart volunteer, and designer Fran Keller, professor at Folsom Lake College. Keller, a Bohart Museum scientist, is a UC Davis doctoral alumnus.
This is the Jerusalem cricket t-shirt by artist Allen Chew, a UC Davis student and Bohart volunteer, and designer Fran Keller, professor at Folsom Lake College. Keller, a Bohart Museum scientist, is a UC Davis doctoral alumnus.

This is the Jerusalem cricket t-shirt by artist Allen Chew, a UC Davis student and Bohart volunteer, and designer Fran Keller, professor at Folsom Lake College. Keller, a Bohart Museum scientist, is a UC Davis doctoral alumnus.

This Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, surfaced in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, surfaced in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, surfaced in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A dorsal view of the Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, spotted in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A dorsal view of the Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, spotted in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A dorsal view of the Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug, spotted in April at the Doran Beach campground, Bodega Bay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Yard & Garden

Bohart Open House: Celebrating the California Dogface Butterfly

What's the story behind how and why the California dogface butterfly was designated as the state insect 50 years ago? That story will be among...

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male  California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Yard & Garden

Ready to Learn About the Flying Pansies at the Bohart Museum on July 16?

You won't want to miss this. It's an opportunity to learn more about the biology and history of California's state insect, the California dogface...

A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 4:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Learning How Efficiently Spiders Capture Their Prey

A little yarn, a little glue and a little confetti--and attendees at the recent "Eight-Legged Encounters" open house, co-hosted by the UC...

Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller, a professor at Folsom Lake College, demonstrates sticky and non-sticky spider silk with participants at the June 25th open house in the UC Davis Academic Surge Building. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society  station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Fran Keller assists a participant at the American Arachnological Society station on sticky vs. non-sticky silk. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant combs yarn as part of the hands-on activity in the sticky vs. non-sticky spider silk station. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A participant strings yarn across the confetti to see if it sticks. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

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