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2023: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

There's no fame, fortune or glory in writing a daily (volunteer) Bug Squad blog. It's about the insects. It's always been about the insects, from...

A golden dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A golden dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A golden dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria, peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two native bees, Melissodes agilis, buzz over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two native bees, Melissodes agilis, buzz over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two native bees, Melissodes agilis, buzz over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, keeping busy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, keeping busy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae, keeping busy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka lady bug, devouring aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka lady bug, devouring aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka lady bug, devouring aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three in one: a crab spider, katydid and a native bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Three in one: a crab spider, katydid and a native bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Three in one: a crab spider, katydid and a native bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, looking or prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, looking or prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A flameskimmer dragonfly, Libellula saturata, looking or prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, gathering nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, gathering nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, gathering nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, in flight over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, in flight over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, in flight over a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus californicus, leaving a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundiola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bumble bee, Bombus californicus, leaving a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundiola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bumble bee, Bombus californicus, leaving a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundiola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, nectaring on Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native bees, Melissodes agilis, clash over territory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Native bees, Melissodes agilis, clash over territory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Native bees, Melissodes agilis, clash over territory. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stilt bugs, family Berytidae, order Hemiptera, infest an evening primrose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stilt bugs, family Berytidae, order Hemiptera, infest an evening primrose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Stilt bugs, family Berytidae, order Hemiptera, infest an evening primrose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, sits in a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pretty in pink? A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, sits in a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pretty in pink? A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, sits in a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A territorial male native bee, Melissodes agilis, sails over Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A territorial male native bee, Melissodes agilis, sails over Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A territorial male native bee, Melissodes agilis, sails over Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanica, stares at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eating a honey bee, Apis mellifera. Everything alive must eat to stay alive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eating a honey bee, Apis mellifera. Everything alive must eat to stay alive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, eating a honey bee, Apis mellifera. Everything alive must eat to stay alive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2023 at 3:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Inside the 'World of Insects' Calendar

If you like insects, macro photography, and cool calendars, you'll want to order the "World of Insects" calendar, published by the Entomological...

This image of the larva of an elm zigzag fly appears on the cover of the 2024 Entomological Society of America calendar. (Photo by Christian Brockes of Germany)
This image of the larva of an elm zigzag fly appears on the cover of the 2024 Entomological Society of America calendar. (Photo by Christian Brockes of Germany)

This image of the larva of an elm zigzag fly appears on the cover of the 2024 Entomological Society of America calendar. (Photo by Christian Brockes of Germany)

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 6:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Insect and Arachnid-Inspired T-Shirts Are All the Fashion

Love insects and arachnids? Members of the Entomology Graduate Student Association (EGSA)  of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

UC Davis doctoral students Iris Quayle (left) of the Jason Bond lab and Mia Lippey of the labs of UC Davis distinguished professor Jay Rosenheim and assistant professor Emily Meineke, show some of the EGSA T-shirts. Lippey serves as EGSA president, and Quayle as treasurer.
UC Davis doctoral students Iris Quayle (left) of the Jason Bond lab and Mia Lippey of the labs of UC Davis distinguished professor Jay Rosenheim and assistant professor Emily Meineke, show some of the EGSA T-shirts. Lippey serves as EGSA president, and Quayle as treasurer.

UC Davis doctoral students Iris Quayle (left) of the Jason Bond lab and Mia Lippey of the labs of UC Davis distinguished professor Jay Rosenheim and assistant professor Emily Meineke, show some of the EGSA T-shirts. Lippey serves as EGSA president, and Quayle as treasurer.

These are some of the T-shirts that EGSA sells as part of their year-around fundraising project.
These are some of the T-shirts that EGSA sells as part of their year-around fundraising project.

These are some of the T-shirts that EGSA sells as part of their year-around fundraising project.

Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Gearing Up for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day: Crowdfunding Is First

This is a winter event you won't want to miss. The event: The 13th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day, a Super Science Day. It's an...

Crowdfunding is underway for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.
Crowdfunding is underway for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

Crowdfunding is underway for the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day.

At the 12th annual Biodiversity Museum Day, children delighted in the science at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
At the 12th annual Biodiversity Museum Day, children delighted in the science at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the 12th annual Biodiversity Museum Day, children delighted in the science at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor, entomologist and UC Davis doctoral alumna Fran Keller, seen here in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, discusses black widow spiders during the 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor, entomologist and UC Davis doctoral alumna Fran Keller, seen here in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, discusses black widow spiders during the 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor, entomologist and UC Davis doctoral alumna Fran Keller, seen here in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, discusses black widow spiders during the 12th annual UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 5:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Booking Insects at Vacaville Public Library: Bring 'em On!

It's so quiet at times that you can almost hear a bee buzz or a walking stick walk or a Madagascar hissing cockroach hiss.  The audience,...

The Bohart Museum of Entomology  insect presentation fascinates these youngsters at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology insect presentation fascinates these youngsters at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology insect presentation fascinates these youngsters at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How many of you like insects? Hands shoot up at the Bohart Museum presentation at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How many of you like insects? Hands shoot up at the Bohart Museum presentation at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How many of you like insects? Hands shoot up at the Bohart Museum presentation at the Vacaville Public Library. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum of Entomology's education and outreach coordinator, discusses the diversity of insects to a diverse crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum of Entomology's education and outreach coordinator, discusses the diversity of insects to a diverse crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, the Bohart Museum of Entomology's education and outreach coordinator, discusses the diversity of insects to a diverse crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang hands out insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo to eager youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang hands out insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo to eager youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang hands out insects from the Bohart Museum of Entomology's petting zoo to eager youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach draws attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Madagascar hissing cockroach draws attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Madagascar hissing cockroach draws attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the most popular insects: a Great Thin Stick Insect (Ramulus nenatodes). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
One of the most popular insects: a Great Thin Stick Insect (Ramulus nenatodes). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One of the most popular insects: a Great Thin Stick Insect (Ramulus nenatodes). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eager hands await their turn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eager hands await their turn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eager hands await their turn. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pre-schooler takes an image of an insect with a borrowed cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pre-schooler takes an image of an insect with a borrowed cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pre-schooler takes an image of an insect with a borrowed cell phone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A line of viewers at the display of the Bohart Museum's pinned specimens, gathered from all over the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A line of viewers at the display of the Bohart Museum's pinned specimens, gathered from all over the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A line of viewers at the display of the Bohart Museum's pinned specimens, gathered from all over the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Grace Murray, 13, relaxing with a stick insect. Her mother, Kristen Murray, is a children's librarian. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Grace Murray, 13, relaxing with a stick insect. Her mother, Kristen Murray, is a children's librarian. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Grace Murray, 13, relaxing with a stick insect. Her mother, Kristen Murray, is a children's librarian. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 5:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Yard & Garden

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