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UC Davis Seminars: Two USDA Forest Entomologists to Zero in on Bark Beetles

There's so much to know about bark beetles! How can a tiny insect wreak such havoc in our forests? Two USDA forest entomologists will be presenting...

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on
Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Beetlemania at the Bohart: Something Clicked

Something clicked at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on "Beetlemania" last Sunday afternoon at the University of California,...

An enthusiastic little girl (future entomologist?) buries her head in a beetle display at the Bohart Museum open house, much to the delight of UC Berkeley associate professor and carabid beetle specialist Kipling
An enthusiastic little girl (future entomologist?) buries her head in a beetle display at the Bohart Museum open house, much to the delight of UC Berkeley associate professor and carabid beetle specialist Kipling "Kip" Will. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An enthusiastic little girl (future entomologist?) buries her head in a beetle display at the Bohart Museum open house, much to the delight of UC Berkeley associate professor and carabid beetle specialist Kipling "Kip" Will. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis law student and San Francisco 49'er fan Ben Padilla of Gilroy, wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey, listens to carabid beetle specialist Kip Will of UC Berkeley. Padilla left a little early to watch the San Francisco-Dallas game. McCaffrey scored the only touchdown for the 49'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis law student and San Francisco 49'er fan Ben Padilla of Gilroy, wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey, listens to carabid beetle specialist Kip Will of UC Berkeley. Padilla left a little early to watch the San Francisco-Dallas game. McCaffrey scored the only touchdown for the 49'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis law student and San Francisco 49'er fan Ben Padilla of Gilroy, wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey, listens to carabid beetle specialist Kip Will of UC Berkeley. Padilla left a little early to watch the San Francisco-Dallas game. McCaffrey scored the only touchdown for the 49'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum collections manager Brennen Dyer (far right) shows black widow spiders to Ben Padilla and Nicole Tague, both of Gilroy.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum collections manager Brennen Dyer (far right) shows black widow spiders to Ben Padilla and Nicole Tague, both of Gilroy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum collections manager Brennen Dyer (far right) shows black widow spiders to Ben Padilla and Nicole Tague, both of Gilroy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A collection of carabid beetles  displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A collection of carabid beetles displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A collection of carabid beetles displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A click beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A click beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A click beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 5:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Beetle Mania to Descend on the Bohart

The beetles are coming! The beetles are coming! From boring beetles to burying beetles...and beetles from Belize and more... And you're...

Cal Fire senior environmental specialist Curtis Ewing shows a coast live oak with cankers and flatheaded borer damage.
Cal Fire senior environmental specialist Curtis Ewing shows a coast live oak with cankers and flatheaded borer damage.

Cal Fire senior environmental specialist Curtis Ewing shows a coast live oak with cankers and flatheaded borer damage.

Children's activities by Project Learning Tree will be among the featured activities at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Jan. 22.
Children's activities by Project Learning Tree will be among the featured activities at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Jan. 22.

Children's activities by Project Learning Tree will be among the featured activities at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Jan. 22.

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Beetles from Belize at the Bohart Museum Open House

Beetles from Belize at the Bohart! The Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on beetles, set Sunday, Jan. 22, will include "Beetles in...

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College and a Bohart Museum of Entomology scientist, is shown here wearing her Bohart Museum rhinoceros beetle shirt at Kensington Palace.  Keller taught science to community college students in London during the fall semester. She designed this beetle, which is available in the Bohart Museum gift shop.
Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College and a Bohart Museum of Entomology scientist, is shown here wearing her Bohart Museum rhinoceros beetle shirt at Kensington Palace. Keller taught science to community college students in London during the fall semester. She designed this beetle, which is available in the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College and a Bohart Museum of Entomology scientist, is shown here wearing her Bohart Museum rhinoceros beetle shirt at Kensington Palace. Keller taught science to community college students in London during the fall semester. She designed this beetle, which is available in the Bohart Museum gift shop.

Some of the insects collected during a Bio Blitz in Belize for the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Fran Keller)
Some of the insects collected during a Bio Blitz in Belize for the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Some of the insects collected during a Bio Blitz in Belize for the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 3:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Up, Close and Personal with Beetles

Seen any lady beetles, aka ladybugs, in your yard this year? Now that the sun's out and the worst California storms are over, check your yard for...

A birds-eye-view of a wintering  agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A birds-eye-view of a wintering agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A birds-eye-view of a wintering agave. Can you spot the lady beetles, aka ladybugs? (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer...The camera zooms in on a pair of lady beetles on the agave. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer and closer. The agave plant looks like bunched-up, red-tipped asparagus from this view. The lady beetles are clearly visible. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Closer still. The ruby-red lady beetles are threading through the plant leaves to soak up some sun after the massive California storms. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 3:55 PM
Tags: agave (1), beetles (16), Bohart Museum of Entomology (548), lady beetles (48), ladybugs (50), Lynn Kimsey (393), open house (67)
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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