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Lovin' the Insects and Spiders? Visit the Bohart's Online Gift Shop

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Spiders are everywhere," Professor Jason Bond told the crowd at his April 2019 town-hall presentation at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house...

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Museum scientist Fran Keller in the gift shop of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. A professor at Folsom Lake College, she is an alumnus of UC Davis, with a doctorate in entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Books for all ages are shelved in Bohart Museum's gift shop, now online. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:22 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

California Dogface Butterfly Is Making Quite a Splash

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Winery, Auburn. Sales of the wine help conservation efforts of Placer Land Trust to protect the butterfly, the California state insect.

The California Dogface Butterfly, the state insect, is making quite a splash, and Placer Land Trust and UC Davis-affiliated scientists are an integral part of that. It...

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Winery, Auburn. Sales of the wine help conservation efforts of Placer Land Trust to protect the butterfly, the California state insect.
Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Winery, Auburn. Sales of the wine help conservation efforts of Placer Land Trust to protect the butterfly, the California state insect.

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Winery, Auburn. Sales of the wine help conservation efforts of Placer Land Trust to protect the butterfly, the California state insect.

Greg Kareofelas (far left), a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and a docent for Placer Land Trust's tours of the California dogface butterfly habitat, shows a butterfly to  Rob Steward of the
Greg Kareofelas (far left), a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and a docent for Placer Land Trust's tours of the California dogface butterfly habitat, shows a butterfly to Rob Steward of the "Rob on the Road" production. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Greg Kareofelas (far left), a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and a docent for Placer Land Trust's tours of the California dogface butterfly habitat, shows a butterfly to Rob Steward of the "Rob on the Road" production. (Photo by Fran Keller)

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Take a Virtual Tour of the California Dogface Butterfly Habitat

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

Ever seen the California state insect, the dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice), or toured its celebrated habitat near Auburn on...

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.
This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

This is a screen shot from the Placer Land Trust (PLT) video on the California state insect. Bohart Museum associate and PLT guide Greg Kareofelas had just netted the butterfly in a display-and-release activity.

This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly reared by naturalist Greg Kareofelas of Davis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult California dogface butterfly reared by Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Searching the California Floristic Province for Trapdoor Spiders

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

A UC Davis scientist has just received a federal grant to study trapdoor spiders in California, with opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in the research....

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)
A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus sp., one of the species that Jason Bond studies. (Photo by Jason Bond)

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:01 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Of Predators, Sidewalks and Black Saddlebags...

A female Tramea lacerata or black saddlebags dragonfly, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. Shortly after this image was taken, it flew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's always a good day when you encounter a dragonfly on Main Street USA. Such was the case on Wednesday, July 17 when seemingly out of nowhere, a shiny Tramea lacerata...

A female Tramea lacerata or black saddlebags dragonfly, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. Shortly after this image was taken, it flew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female Tramea lacerata or black saddlebags dragonfly, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. Shortly after this image was taken, it flew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female Tramea lacerata or black saddlebags dragonfly, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. Shortly after this image was taken, it flew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 4:18 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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