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Art Shapiro: One Moth, One Butterfly

The New Year is less than a week old, and Lepidoptera (aka Lep) species are scarce. Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished...

A screen shot of Art Shapiro's butterfly site at http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/
A screen shot of Art Shapiro's butterfly site at http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/

A screen shot of Art Shapiro's butterfly site at http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/

Posted on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:14 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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

Jeff Smith Zooms in on 'Mimicry in Butterflies and Moths'

Butterflies and moths totally fascinate entomologist Jeff Smith, the 32-year volunteer curator of the Bohart Museum of...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology laments the declining population of monarchs and advocates that people plant milkweed and nectar sources in their gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology laments the declining population of monarchs and advocates that people plant milkweed and nectar sources in their gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology laments the declining population of monarchs and advocates that people plant milkweed and nectar sources in their gardens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Larva of the Anise swallowtail,  Papillo zelicaon, resembles a bird dropping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Larva of the Anise swallowtail, Papillo zelicaon, resembles a bird dropping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Larva of the Anise swallowtail, Papillo zelicaon, resembles a bird dropping. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The passionflower, host plant of the Gulf Fritillary, offers toxicity to the caterpillars. This image shows two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars munching on the plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The passionflower, host plant of the Gulf Fritillary, offers toxicity to the caterpillars. This image shows two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars munching on the plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The passionflower, host plant of the Gulf Fritillary, offers toxicity to the caterpillars. This image shows two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars munching on the plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, talks to visitors in this pre-COVID pandemic image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, talks to visitors in this pre-COVID pandemic image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, talks to visitors in this pre-COVID pandemic image. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 4:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

UC Davis Picnic Day Going Virtual--With Insects, Too!

It's just not a picnic without insects. And when the 107th annual UC Davis Picnic Day goes virtual on Saturday, April 17, the insects will...

Let the races begin! A scene from the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let the races begin! A scene from the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let the races begin! A scene from the 2019 UC Davis Picnic Day cockroach races. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a display of monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a display of monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows a display of monarchs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation

Ready for the Virtual Moth Open House at the Bohart Museum of Entomology?

There will be no hot chocolate.   There will be no cookies.   But not to worry--there will be moths! And lots of them!   It's...

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights,
At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

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