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This Is Not Our Planet. Whose Planet Is It?

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Mention "beetles," and most folks think of that iconic English rock band from Liverpool. You know, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr? But to...

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee encounters a lady beetle, aka ladybug, on mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cellar spider catches and wraps a lady beetle, aka ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary eyes a blister beetle on a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Lynn Kimsey Sheds Light on Asian Giant Hornets

The Asian giant hornet. (Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Remember those Asian giant hornets, which the news media dubbed "the murder hornets?" No, they're not back, but they are in the news. Or specifically, in...

The Asian giant hornet. (Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)
The Asian giant hornet. (Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

The Asian giant hornet. (Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Agriculture)

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 4:06 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

Countdown Until Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, discusses how to pin and spread specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

One...two...three... Are you counting down until the much-awaited Virtual Moth Open House, hosted by the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology? The free and family...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, discusses how to pin and spread specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, discusses how to pin and spread specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Lepidoptera collection, discusses how to pin and spread specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Preparing monarch specimens for viewing in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Preparing monarch specimens for viewing in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Preparing monarch specimens for viewing in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 4:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Bohart Open House: Like a Moth to a Flame!

This is the Atlas moth, the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn more about moths? If you attend the Virtual Moth Open House hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, then it may be like a "moth to a...

This is the Atlas moth, the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the Atlas moth, the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the Atlas moth, the largest moth in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to learn how to blacklight for insects? Entomologists at the Virtual Moth Night Open House, hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will tell you how. At right is John De Benedictus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Like to learn how to blacklight for insects? Entomologists at the Virtual Moth Night Open House, hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will tell you how. At right is John De Benedictus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Like to learn how to blacklight for insects? Entomologists at the Virtual Moth Night Open House, hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will tell you how. At right is John De Benedictus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Spider Alert! Meet a Little Charmer

Spider alert! Spider alert! Some folks request a "spider alert" because they cringe in horror when they see an image of the eight-legged critter. Even a little charmer like...


"Well, hello there!" A mature male crab spider, likely a Missumessus species (Thomisidae, crab spider) as identified by UC Davis Professor Jason Bond, peers at the camera from his Tithonia post. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Well, hello there!" A mature male crab spider, likely a Missumessus species (Thomisidae, crab spider) as identified by UC Davis Professor Jason Bond, peers at the camera from his Tithonia post. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Hey, I'll pose for a side view." A male crab spider scuttles around on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Hey, I'll pose for a side view." A male crab spider scuttles around on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Is this my best side?" The male crab spider strikes a "pose" for the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Is this my best side?" The male crab spider strikes a "pose" for the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Watch me, I shall do my vanishing act!" The crab spider moves out of the photographer's view. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Watch me, I shall do my vanishing act!" The crab spider moves out of the photographer's view. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

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