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How to You Say 'Insect' in the Turkish Language?

How do you say "insect" in the Turkish language? That's a question posed by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis,...

At the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Dr. Ismail Seker and his wife, Esin, stand in front of the Turkish flag and a card indicating how to say
At the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Dr. Ismail Seker and his wife, Esin, stand in front of the Turkish flag and a card indicating how to say "insect" in the Turkish language. The Bohart Museum spotlights a global collection of flags, as well as how to say "insect" in many languages. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At the Bohart Museum of Entomology, Dr. Ismail Seker and his wife, Esin, stand in front of the Turkish flag and a card indicating how to say "insect" in the Turkish language. The Bohart Museum spotlights a global collection of flags, as well as how to say "insect" in many languages. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This image of fig wasps was among the spotlighted images at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker, who captured this image in his native Turkey)
This image of fig wasps was among the spotlighted images at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker, who captured this image in his native Turkey)

This image of fig wasps was among the spotlighted images at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's recent open house on wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker, who captured this image in his native Turkey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 5:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

What You Can Learn About Figs at the Bohart Museum's Open House on Wasps

If you've eaten a fig, you've probably also eaten a fig wasp. These little insects pollinate figs, but some figs are self-pollinated. "There's no...

This image, taken in Turkey, shows fig wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker)
This image, taken in Turkey, shows fig wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker)

This image, taken in Turkey, shows fig wasps. (Photo by Dr. Ismail Seker)

Posted on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 4:27 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Wasps, Wasps, Wasps: Weird and Wonderful Wasps

Do you have a question about wasps or want to learn more about them? Be sure to attend the free and family friendly Bohart Museum of Entomology open...

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia,  dubbed by the news media as “the murder hornet.
This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by the news media as “the murder hornet." The Entomological Society of America recently established as its official common name, “northern giant hornet.” (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

This is the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by the news media as “the murder hornet." The Entomological Society of America recently established as its official common name, “northern giant hornet.” (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 4:58 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Make Way for the Weird and Wonderful Wasps

Meet the "meat bees."  Yellowjackets, commonly known as "meat bees," in comparison to the "vegetarian" honey bees, will be among the wasps...

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a Western yellowjacket,Vespula pensylvanica, sharing a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a Western yellowjacket,Vespula pensylvanica, sharing a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, Apis mellifera, and a Western yellowjacket,Vespula pensylvanica, sharing a rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 3:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Ever Seen a Wasp Colony in a Frog's Mouth?

In real life, frogs eat flies, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and other insects.  But have you ever seen a frog's mouth filled with an entire...

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)
Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

Adrienne R. Shapiro of Davis captured this image of a nesting European paper wasps in the mouth of a garden frog statue in a Davis neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Adrienne R. Shapiro)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A European paper wasp peeks over a yellow rose in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European paper wasps exiting a nest in a recycling bin at the University of California, Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A yellowjacket drinking water on a hot day. Its black antennae distinguish it from the orange-tipped antennae of the European paper wasp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 4:12 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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