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Gotta Love Those Spiders

Gotta love those spiders! What, you don't? They scare you? And you scream? Fear not.  Arachnologists will set the record straight....

This is a Calisoga spider that Rodrigo Monjaraz-Ruedas will discuss at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology seminar on Oct. 30. (Photo by arachnologist Marshal Hedin, San Diego State University)
This is a Calisoga spider that Rodrigo Monjaraz-Ruedas will discuss at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology seminar on Oct. 30. (Photo by arachnologist Marshal Hedin, San Diego State University)

This is a Calisoga spider that Rodrigo Monjaraz-Ruedas will discuss at the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology seminar on Oct. 30. (Photo by arachnologist Marshal Hedin, San Diego State University)

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 5:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 9:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources

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
A jumping spider--note the green "fangs" (chelicerae)--peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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 jumping spider ready to prey. (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)
A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lynx spider is easy to spot on this pink rockrose blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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)
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)

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)
Tarantulas will be among the topics at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
How many legs do millipedes have? Find out at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on March 18. (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)

Posted on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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)
UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)

This is a net-casting spider that 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.
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.

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.

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 4:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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