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'Let's Go Mothing' on July 20 at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Let's go mothing! What's mothing? The National Moth Week website describes mothing as "a hobby for nature enthusiasts who use light or...

This colorful moth is Arctia virginalis, Ranchman's tiger moth, a diurnal or day-flying moth commonly known as the Ranchman's tiger moth. In its larval stage, it's a wooly bear caterpillar, commonly found at the Bodega Marine Reserve and on the trails of Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This colorful moth is Arctia virginalis, Ranchman's tiger moth, a diurnal or day-flying moth commonly known as the Ranchman's tiger moth. In its larval stage, it's a wooly bear caterpillar, commonly found at the Bodega Marine Reserve and on the trails of Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This colorful moth is Arctia virginalis, Ranchman's tiger moth, a diurnal or day-flying moth commonly known as the Ranchman's tiger moth. In its larval stage, it's a wooly bear caterpillar, commonly found at the Bodega Marine Reserve and on the trails of Bodega Head, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is California Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta californicalis), commonly known as
This is California Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta californicalis), commonly known as "the mint moth." It feeds on plants in the mint family, including spearmint and peppermint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is California Pyrausta Moth (Pyrausta californicalis), commonly known as "the mint moth." It feeds on plants in the mint family, including spearmint and peppermint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a pterophorid plume moth (family Pterophoridae). The
This is a pterophorid plume moth (family Pterophoridae). The "T-square" shape is classic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a pterophorid plume moth (family Pterophoridae). The "T-square" shape is classic. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), which flies during the day and night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), which flies during the day and night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata), which flies during the day and night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 4:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Jeff Smith: Busy as a Bee? No, As Industrious as a Lepidopterist

Busy as a bee?  No, as industrious as a Lepidopterist.  Specifically, as industrious and dedicated as Jeff Smith, curator of the moth and...

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, chats with visitors at an open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, chats with visitors at an open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, chats with visitors at an open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left) and Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, chat during the international Lepidopterist Society’s 68th annual conference (2019) that included visits to the Bohart Museum. Opler, who died last year, considered the Bohart Museum Lepidoptera collection
Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left) and Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, chat during the international Lepidopterist Society’s 68th annual conference (2019) that included visits to the Bohart Museum. Opler, who died last year, considered the Bohart Museum Lepidoptera collection "The Bold Standard" of Lep collections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left) and Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, chat during the international Lepidopterist Society’s 68th annual conference (2019) that included visits to the Bohart Museum. Opler, who died last year, considered the Bohart Museum Lepidoptera collection "The Bold Standard" of Lep collections. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

Introduce Your Children to Insects

How can you interest your children in insects? "For me, at least a lot of my interest developed when my parents gave me a net and a butterfly...

Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three-year-old Everly Puckett checks out a stick insect held by her father, Ryan Puckett, a UC Davis employee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Jakob Lopez shows a stick insect to Hunter Baker, 8. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hunter Baker, 8, delights in holding a stick insect. In back is Bohart collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Danielle Hoskey introduces her 4-year-old son, Atlas Scott to a tomato hornworm. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology major Oliver Smith eagerly shows a stick insect to a youngster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma
UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma "Em" Jochim (left) and high school intern Syd Benson engage the youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral student Emma "Em" Jochim (left) and high school intern Syd Benson engage the youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mark Blankenship, 10, peers at a thorny stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis psychology major Naomi Lila, a member of the UC Davis Entomology Club, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves
Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves "bye bye" to a stick insect. He decided he didn't want to hold it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sebastian Carrasco, 3, waves "bye bye" to a stick insect. He decided he didn't want to hold it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:52 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Diversity of Arachnids to be Showcased at Briggs Hall During UC Davis Picnic Day

The UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology will not only celebrate insect and nematode diversity at Briggs Hall during the 110th...

UC Davis doctoral student Emma Jochim discusses arachnids at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. She'll be showing the diversity of arachnids at Briggs Hall during UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 20, with colleagues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis doctoral student Emma Jochim discusses arachnids at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. She'll be showing the diversity of arachnids at Briggs Hall during UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 20, with colleagues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis doctoral student Emma Jochim discusses arachnids at a Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. She'll be showing the diversity of arachnids at Briggs Hall during UC Davis Picnic Day on Saturday, April 20, with colleagues. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 5:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Sol Wantz Sheds Light on Jerusalem Crickets and Other Insects

Those Jerusalem crickets aren't as scary as some folks imagine them to be. UC Davis third-year entomology student Sol Wantz,  an intern at...

UC Davis student entomologist Sol Wantz begins her presentation on
UC Davis student entomologist Sol Wantz begins her presentation on "Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student entomologist Sol Wantz begins her presentation on "Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids" at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Jerusalem cricket can reach 2.5 inches in length. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Jerusalem cricket can reach 2.5 inches in length. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Jerusalem cricket can reach 2.5 inches in length. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sol Wantz with her parents Adam Wantz and Patti-Leggett Wantz of Belmont, and UC Davis researcher  Ernest Walker, a UC Davis alumnus (biology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sol Wantz with her parents Adam Wantz and Patti-Leggett Wantz of Belmont, and UC Davis researcher Ernest Walker, a UC Davis alumnus (biology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sol Wantz with her parents Adam Wantz and Patti-Leggett Wantz of Belmont, and UC Davis researcher Ernest Walker, a UC Davis alumnus (biology). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 3:55 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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