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UC Davis Symposium to Address Insect Decline: 'Saving a Bug's Life'

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A unique UC Davis symposium on "Saving a Bug's Life: Legal Solutions to Combat Insect Biodiversity Decline and the Sixth Mass Extinction" will bring together law and...

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Western bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis, is a candidate to be listed under the Endangered Species Act. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diversity of Bugs at Bohart Museum of Entomology

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If diversity is the spark of life, then the Bohart Museum of Entomology is fueling that spark into a full flame. The Bohart Museum, home of nearly eight million insect...

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies from Belize are part of the global collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. They are (far right) Blue Morpho, Morpho helenor montezuma; (top left), a leaf mimic, Fountainea eurypyle confusa; and blue hairstreak, Pseudolycaena damao, according to entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is part of the beetle collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An Australian stick insect (walking stick) at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Why Diversity Reigns Supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Diversity will reign supreme at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 15, when 13 museums or collections will be open to the public. The event, set from 9...

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day are scientists (from left) Ivana Li, biology lab manager; Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; Steve Heydon, Bohart Museum senior museum scientist; Lacie Newton, doctoral student, Jason Bond lab; Brennen Dyer, lab assistant, Bohart Museum; and Rebecca Godwin, doctoral candidate, Jason Bond lab. In front is Juniper, Ivana Li's dog. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

All aboard! The t-shirt design, by Ivana Li, shows organisms that visitors will see at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Feb. 15. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Hidden Treasure at UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Talk about those tenacious tidy tips. And those picture-perfect phacelias. When you attend the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day on Saturday, Feb. 15, you'll see these...

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia,  an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee foraging on a desert bell, Phacelia campanularia, an annual herb that is native to California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sign defines the Biological Orchard and Gardens (BOG). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day Forum: Butterflies, Birds and Biodiversity Studies

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

You won't want to miss this. And what an opportunity to ask questions! Three noted UC Davis scientists will speak at a special forum  from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 194 of...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology in the Argentine Andes during a Laguna del Diamante field trip.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.
Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Professor Gabrielle Nevitt with a blackbrowed albatross.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.
Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

Research ecologist Melanie Truan with a poster showcasing her work.

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