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At the Bohart: Life Is Better With Bugs

They came. They saw. They held out their hands. Hands? Yes, to hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches and stick insects (walking sticks). The...

Bohart associate and entomologist, Nazzy Pakpour, PhD, author of
Bohart associate and entomologist, Nazzy Pakpour, PhD, author of "Please Don't Bite Me: Insects that Buzz, Bite and Sting," greets guests at the Bohart Museum. In back are Bohart director Jason Bond (right) conversing with Brennen Dyer, collections manager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and entomologist, Nazzy Pakpour, PhD, author of "Please Don't Bite Me: Insects that Buzz, Bite and Sting," greets guests at the Bohart Museum. In back are Bohart director Jason Bond (right) conversing with Brennen Dyer, collections manager. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steve Heydon (foreground), retired Bohart Museum collections manager, with a Madagascar hissing cockroach. In back is intern Andrew Logan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Steve Heydon (foreground), retired Bohart Museum collections manager, with a Madagascar hissing cockroach. In back is intern Andrew Logan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Steve Heydon (foreground), retired Bohart Museum collections manager, with a Madagascar hissing cockroach. In back is intern Andrew Logan. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student and Bohart associate Sol Wantz, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, shares a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student and Bohart associate Sol Wantz, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, shares a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student and Bohart associate Sol Wantz, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, shares a stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Want to hold a stick insect?" asks Bohart associate James Heydon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Want to hold a stick insect?" asks Bohart associate James Heydon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows butterflies from the genus Archaeoprepona. They are tropical, ranging from south Mexico to southern South America.
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows butterflies from the genus Archaeoprepona. They are tropical, ranging from south Mexico to southern South America. "They are very strong fliers but usually come to rotting fruit or dead animal baits," he says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's lepidoptera collection, shows butterflies from the genus Archaeoprepona. They are tropical, ranging from south Mexico to southern South America. "They are very strong fliers but usually come to rotting fruit or dead animal baits," he says. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas answers questions about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas answers questions about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas answers questions about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Bohart Museum of Entomology: 'Be Curious'

It's Saturday, Feb. 10 and it's the 13th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's a Super Science Day...

UC Davis professor Jason Bond, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows butterly specimens to Woodland residents Olive Smith, 8, and her mother Sarah Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis professor Jason Bond, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows butterly specimens to Woodland residents Olive Smith, 8, and her mother Sarah Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis professor Jason Bond, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows butterly specimens to Woodland residents Olive Smith, 8, and her mother Sarah Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab answers questions about spiders at the Biodiversity Museum Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab answers questions about spiders at the Biodiversity Museum Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Jason Bond lab answers questions about spiders at the Biodiversity Museum Day at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and  postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, answer questions from visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. Korneyev holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, answer questions from visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. Korneyev holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey (left) of the Department of Entomology and Nematology and postdoctoral researcher Severyn Korneyev, a Ukrainian entomologist who studies flies, answer questions from visitors at the Bohart Museum open house. Korneyev holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor and ant specialist Phil Ward and lab members answer question about ants. With him are doctoral candidate Ziv Lieberman and research assistant Brittany Kohler, who seeks to enroll as a doctoral student at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor and ant specialist Phil Ward and lab members answer question about ants. With him are doctoral candidate Ziv Lieberman and research assistant Brittany Kohler, who seeks to enroll as a doctoral student at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor and ant specialist Phil Ward and lab members answer question about ants. With him are doctoral candidate Ziv Lieberman and research assistant Brittany Kohler, who seeks to enroll as a doctoral student at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Margo Rubin, 5, squints to get a better look through the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Margo Rubin, 5, squints to get a better look through the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Margo Rubin, 5, squints to get a better look through the microscope. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

'The Girl in the Red Boots' Has Retired

"The Girl in the Red Boots" has retired. That would be UC Davis distinguished professor Lynn Kimsey,  director of the Bohart Museum of...

Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)
Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Professor (and now retiree) Lynn Kimsey (seated), former director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, is honored at a birthday celebration on Feb. 1. With her from left are doctoral student Iris Quayle of the Bond lab; Professor Jason Bond, newly selected director of the Bohart Museum; and entomology researcher Tom Zavortink of the Bohart. (Photo by Tabatha Yang)

Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Spider Experts Analyze Genetics of Newly Described Spider That Engages in Lekking Behavior

Have you heard about the newly described kite spider species in Madagascar that is drawing worldwide attention for its lekking behavior? In...

Colonial Isoxya manangona n. sp. from Andasibe, Madagascar. (a) A part of a colony with 79 spiders in 41 webs (image shows 23 webs). (b) A detail from another colony where females are in their individual webs (image shows 14 of the 16 webs in the colony) while males hang on line in between webs (image shows 12 males). (c) A detail of another colony showing male leks. These males showed no overt intrasexual aggression that would be typical of solitary spiders. (Insect Systematics and Diversity)
Colonial Isoxya manangona n. sp. from Andasibe, Madagascar. (a) A part of a colony with 79 spiders in 41 webs (image shows 23 webs). (b) A detail from another colony where females are in their individual webs (image shows 14 of the 16 webs in the colony) while males hang on line in between webs (image shows 12 males). (c) A detail of another colony showing male leks. These males showed no overt intrasexual aggression that would be typical of solitary spiders. (Insect Systematics and Diversity)

Colonial Isoxya manangona n. sp. from Andasibe, Madagascar. (a) A part of a colony with 79 spiders in 41 webs (image shows 23 webs). (b) A detail from another colony where females are in their individual webs (image shows 14 of the 16 webs in the colony) while males hang on line in between webs (image shows 12 males). (c) A detail of another colony showing male leks. These males showed no overt intrasexual aggression that would be typical of solitary spiders. (Insect Systematics and Diversity)

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Myth of the Brown Recluse Spider in California

Have you ever been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California? It's a myth. There are no established populations of Loxoceles reclusa...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

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