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National Moth Week: Here's One Moth that Beekeepers Won't Celebrate

During the 11th annual National Moth Week, one thing's for sure: Beekeepers won't be celebrating the beauty, life cycle, or habitat of...

The larvae of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) inside a bee hive. The black dotes are small hive beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The larvae of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) inside a bee hive. The black dotes are small hive beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The larvae of the Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella) inside a bee hive. The black dotes are small hive beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella), a night-flying moth that lays its eggs inside the cracks and crevices of a hive, inside and out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella), a night-flying moth that lays its eggs inside the cracks and crevices of a hive, inside and out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella), a night-flying moth that lays its eggs inside the cracks and crevices of a hive, inside and out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a Bohart Museum of Entomology specimen, the Greater Wax Moth. (Photo by Jeff Smith)
This is a Bohart Museum of Entomology specimen, the Greater Wax Moth. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is a Bohart Museum of Entomology specimen, the Greater Wax Moth. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is a Lesser Wax Moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)
This is a Lesser Wax Moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is a Lesser Wax Moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

Posted on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 2:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Oh, What a (Moth) Night This Will Be! A Conversation With Bohart's Lepidoptera Curator Jeff Smith

Oh, what a (moth) night this will be! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis is celebrating National Moth Night on Saturday,...

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, talks to visitors at a recent Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Youngsters delight in the blacklighting display as they watch moths land on the UV-illuminated white hanging sheet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's blacklighting display is an opportunity for folks to learn about moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 4:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

If Cinderella Were a Moth...

If Cinderella were a moth, what species would she be? Maybe this tiny, shimmering one. When we spotted this visitor during National Moth Week on a...

This tiny moth, which appears to be a Cadra figulilella, the raisin moth, rests on a petal of a Mexican sunflower in a Vacaville pollinator garden during National Pollinator Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This tiny moth, which appears to be a Cadra figulilella, the raisin moth, rests on a petal of a Mexican sunflower in a Vacaville pollinator garden during National Pollinator Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This tiny moth, which appears to be a Cadra figulilella, the raisin moth, rests on a petal of a Mexican sunflower in a Vacaville pollinator garden during National Pollinator Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 3:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

A Moth's Nighttime Visit Turns Into Remembrances of Alice--and an Educational Video

Picture this: A Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, flutters into the Davis backyard of Bohart Museum of...

This image, taken May 2, shows the larva of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This image, taken May 2, shows the larva of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This image, taken May 2, shows the larva of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

On May 9, the caterpillar of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, looked like this. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
On May 9, the caterpillar of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, looked like this. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

On May 9, the caterpillar of the Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, looked like this. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A beautiful Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, eclosed on June 20. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
A beautiful Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, eclosed on June 20. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A beautiful Polyphemus silk moth, Antheraea polyphemus, eclosed on June 20. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation

In Celebration of National Moth Week

It's National Moth Week, which, according to the officials, is a time to celebrate "the beauty, life cycle and habitats of moths." So "moth-ers" of...

Jessica Gillung, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, holds a display of Atlas moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She is now an assistant professor McGill University, Montreal. This week is National Moth Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jessica Gillung, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, holds a display of Atlas moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She is now an assistant professor McGill University, Montreal. This week is National Moth Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jessica Gillung, then a doctoral candidate at UC Davis, holds a display of Atlas moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. She is now an assistant professor McGill University, Montreal. This week is National Moth Week. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) forages on flowers at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) forages on flowers at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A white-lined sphinx moth (Hyles lineata) forages on flowers at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The t-shaped plume moth (family Pterophoridae) is easily distinguishable from other moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The t-shaped plume moth (family Pterophoridae) is easily distinguishable from other moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The t-shaped plume moth (family Pterophoridae) is easily distinguishable from other moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The colorful mint moth, Pyrausta californicalis, foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The colorful mint moth, Pyrausta californicalis, foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The colorful mint moth, Pyrausta californicalis, foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 2:48 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

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