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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

Bohart Open House: Celebrating the California Dogface Butterfly

What's the story behind how and why the California dogface butterfly was designated as the state insect 50 years ago? That story will be among...

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male  California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Yard & Garden

Spiders and Insects, Oh, My!

It was Saturday, June 25. Gregory Zebouni of Davis, program manager of the Bruce Hammock laboratory, UC Davis Department of Entomology and...

Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister Clio, 9, rush to greet Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas to learn more about butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's go see the morpho butterflies! Niccoli Zebouni, 7, and his sister, Clio,9, chat with Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Niccoli and Clio Zebouni find the butterflies fascinating. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A closer look--Niccoli examines the collection while Clio pulls out her cell phone to get a quick picture. In back is entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's open this drawer! Niccolo Zebouni, 7, of Davis, wants to see what's inside. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children,  Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children, Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

End of the Bohart Museum tour--Gregory Zebouni with his children, Clio and Niccoli. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Spiders Are Awesome!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a series of photos taken at an open house showcasing spiders and other arachnids worth? Photos,...

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Shaked Hoffman, 5, of Davis, listens intently to an arachnologist talking about spiders. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Marta Erismann, 8, of Sacramento arrives with her father, Fernando Erismann. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab.
Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alexis Rainwater, 8, of Woodland, delights in chatting with Iris Bright of the Jason Bond lab. "Alexis likes spiders," her mother said. "And she's a model." Bright will be a first-year doctoral student in the fall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eleanor Bielski, 21 months old, is awed by a jarred spider specimen held by her mother, Laura McKay. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nine-year-old twins Vedant (left) and Siddharth Revo of San Jose participated in all the activities at the open house. Siddharth is holding a spider he crafted.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner,
There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There were smiles all around at the Bohart Museum/AAS Open house in the Academic Surge Building. A banner, "Eight-Legged Encounters," drew them in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2:24 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Arachnid Alert! 'Powerhouse' of Arachnologists to Greet Public at Bohart Museum Open House

Arachnid alert! A free, public open house on “Eight-Legged Encounters,” featuring spiders and other arachnids, promises to be one of the...

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)
Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project,
These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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