Posts Tagged: spiders
The Myth of the Brown Recluse Spider in California
Have you ever been bitten by a brown recluse spider in California? It's a myth. There are no established populations of Loxoceles reclusa...
Even Spiders Are Irish on St. Patrick's Day...See 'Em at Bohart Open House on March 18
On St. Patrick's Day, everybody and everything is Irish. That includes spiders. You've seen those adorable jumping spiders with green "fangs"...
A jumping spider--note the green "fangs" (chelicerae)--peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider ready to prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum Open House on 'Many Legged Wonders': How Many Legs Does an Isopod Have?
Quick, how many legs does an isopod have? If you said "14," go to the head of the class. Is it an insect? No, it's a crustacean. When...
An isopod, a crustacean, has 14 legs. This is an Armadillidium gestroi, also known as high yellow spotted isopod, originating from the shores of France near limestone, sandstone, and granite. (Photo by Elijah Shih)
Tarantulas will be among the topics at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
How many legs do millipedes have? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on March 18. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lisa Chamberland: About Those Ogre-Faced Spiders....
If you're curious about ogre-faced spiders, then you'll want to hear what UC Davis postdoctoral scholar and arachnologist Lisa Chamberland has...
UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)
Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.
Got Legs? Check Out Bohart Museum's Trapdoor Spider T-Shirt
Everyone's an arachnologist on Halloween! Ironically, some folks proclaim their hatred or disgust for all things spiders throughout the year, but...
Female Cryptocteniza kawtak discovered by UC Davis professor Jason Bond on a sandy beach at Moss Landing State Park, Monterey County. This is a new genus of trapdoor spider. (Photo by Jason Bond)