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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

An Interview with a Budding Scientist

Teach 'em young, they say. Encourage them to learn about insects, spiders and other critters at a young age. When you first meet Brandon DeGroot, 6,...

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot,6, examines the bug he just collected outside McCormack Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot monitors how a bug crawls. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brandon DeGroot gets a closer look at his bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you
When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you first meet 6-year-old Brandon DeGroot, he'll tell you "I love spiders and snakes" and he'll flash a big smile. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:16 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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