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Why These Moths Are Unwanted

As we gather to celebrate moths during National Moth Week (traditionally held the last full week in July and to be observed areawide on Saturday...

Close-up of the larvae of the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella), pests of honey bee colonies. Also shown is another bee colony pest, a hive beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the larvae of the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella), pests of honey bee colonies. Also shown is another bee colony pest, a hive beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the larvae of the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella), pests of honey bee colonies. Also shown is another bee colony pest, a hive beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)
This is the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is the greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella) from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)
This is the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

This is the lesser wax moth, Achroia grisella, from the Bohart Museum of Entomology Lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 2:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

'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

Meet 'The Moth Man' at Bohart Museum's Moth Night

Meet "The Moth Man." If you attend the Bohart Museum of Entomology's annual Moth Night celebration, affiliated with National Moth Week, you'll...

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell (1933-2023) of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus and Paul Opler (1938-2023) at a gathering of lepidopterists in 2019 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology.  Powell and Paul Opler (1938-2023) co-authored Moths of Western America, published in 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell (1933-2023) of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus and Paul Opler (1938-2023) at a gathering of lepidopterists in 2019 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Powell and Paul Opler (1938-2023) co-authored Moths of Western America, published in 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell (1933-2023) of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus and Paul Opler (1938-2023) at a gathering of lepidopterists in 2019 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Powell and Paul Opler (1938-2023) co-authored Moths of Western America, published in 2009. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 4:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Wooly Bears of Bodega

Ever seen the wooly bear caterpillar,  Arctia virginalis, formerly known as Platyprepia virginalis? It's found in low...

A wooly bear caterpillar on ice plant at Bodega Head. This insect is Arctia virginalis, formerly known as Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A wooly bear caterpillar on ice plant at Bodega Head. This insect is Arctia virginalis, formerly known as Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wooly bear caterpillar on ice plant at Bodega Head. This insect is Arctia virginalis, formerly known as Platyprepia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In its adult stage, the wooly bear caterpillar is commonly known as Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In its adult stage, the wooly bear caterpillar is commonly known as Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

In its adult stage, the wooly bear caterpillar is commonly known as Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis, in a bed of Globe Candytuft, Iberis umbellata, in a Vacaville garden. The plant is a member of the mustard family. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis, in a bed of Globe Candytuft, Iberis umbellata, in a Vacaville garden. The plant is a member of the mustard family. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Ranchman's tiger moth, Arctia virginalis, in a bed of Globe Candytuft, Iberis umbellata, in a Vacaville garden. The plant is a member of the mustard family. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 5:08 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Enthusiastic Team of UC Master Gardeners at Dixon May Fair

It wouldn't be a fair without the UC Master Gardeners. If you visited the horticulture building during the Dixon May Fair (the four-day fair...

Marilyn Sexton of Fairfield, who plants tomatoes every year, asks a question at the UC Master Gardeners table at the Dixon May Fair. Master Gardeners (from left) are Tom Hutson, Julie Smith, and Betty Buxton. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marilyn Sexton of Fairfield, who plants tomatoes every year, asks a question at the UC Master Gardeners table at the Dixon May Fair. Master Gardeners (from left) are Tom Hutson, Julie Smith, and Betty Buxton. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marilyn Sexton of Fairfield, who plants tomatoes every year, asks a question at the UC Master Gardeners table at the Dixon May Fair. Master Gardeners (from left) are Tom Hutson, Julie Smith, and Betty Buxton. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A wealth of information on the UC Master Gardeners' table in the horticulture building, Dixon May Fair.
A wealth of information on the UC Master Gardeners' table in the horticulture building, Dixon May Fair.

A wealth of information on the UC Master Gardeners' table in the horticulture building, Dixon May Fair.

Tomato hornworms are major pests of tomatoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tomato hornworms are major pests of tomatoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tomato hornworms are major pests of tomatoes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The adult form of the tomato hornworm. This is Manduca quinquemaculata, the five-spotted hawkmoth, family Sphingidae. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
The adult form of the tomato hornworm. This is Manduca quinquemaculata, the five-spotted hawkmoth, family Sphingidae. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The adult form of the tomato hornworm. This is Manduca quinquemaculata, the five-spotted hawkmoth, family Sphingidae. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10:19 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Innovation, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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