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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

Ready for the Virtual Moth Open House at the Bohart Museum of Entomology?

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There will be no hot chocolate.   There will be no cookies.   But not to worry--there will be moths! And lots of them!   It's traditional for the...

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You will learn about amazing moths at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Virtual Moth Open House from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights,
At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

At previous Moth Nights, "Moth Man" John DeBenedictis of Davis helped coordinate the blacklighting display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Here he chats with visitors. Blacklighting will be one of the topics at the Bohart Museum's Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and will be featured at its Virtual Moth Open House on July 25. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Achemon Sphinx Moth: A Lovely Beast, Indeed

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a

It is indeed a “lovely beast,” as lepidopterist Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology,  says.  Ann Sievers,...

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a
Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a "lovely beast," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Ann Sievers, owner, grower and miller Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., recently found this one the wall of her patio. (Photo by Ann Sievers)

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a "lovely beast," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Ann Sievers, owner, grower and miller Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., recently found this one the wall of her patio. (Photo by Ann Sievers)

What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Insects Around Us: From UC Davis Picnic Day to Your Computer

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic, you're not alone. We missed it, too. So did the ants and other insects. The Department of Entomology and Nematology annually...

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, gives a pre-Picnic Day virtual tour of the insect museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded
James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

James R. Carey, distinguished professor of entomology, spearheaded "How to Make an Insect Collection" project. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, shows visitors some petting zoo critters (pre-coronavirus pandemium days). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera section, spreads the wings of a tiny moth, Ctenucha rubroscapus.

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day.  (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)
Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Close-up of a gravid tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. The tsetse fly research of medical entomologist-geneticist Geoffrey Attardo is an annual part of the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Geoffrey Attardo)

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 3:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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