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Bohart Museum Open House: From Wasps to Nematodes to Flies to Pop-Up Cards

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Want to learn about such parasitoids as nematodes, jewel wasps, small-headed flies and tachinid flies? Of course you do! The Bohart Museum of Entomology is hosting an open house, themed "Parasitoid Palooza," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18 in Room...

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lauren Camp, diagnostic parasitologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, will display nematode specimens at the Bohart open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon of the Bohart Museum will display jewel wasps and answer questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Parasitoid Palooza! Or What Ate My Caterpillar or Chrysalis

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So you're trying to rear monarch butterflies. You notice an egg on your milkweed plant, and watch its life cycle from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis.  Aha, you think, soon I'll be able to see an adult monarch eclose from that chrysalis. Not so...

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This monarch chrysalis is filled with tachinid fly larvae, about to emerge. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult  tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly larva emerges from a monarch chrysalis. It will turn brown, harden, and become a pupa--and eventually, an adult tachinid fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM

A PiƱata That Only Entomologists Could Love

The Halloween party invitation from the Bohart Museum of Entomology featured an Acroceridae fly and larva. (Images the work of Nicole Tam, UC Davis alumnus)

Have you ever hit a piñata? Hit it and smashed it to smithereens?   It was probably a Fiesta-ish piñata--maybe a colorful unicorn, donkey, or pony, right?   Bet it wasn't a fly.   And bet it wasn't a fly from the genus...

The Halloween party invitation from the Bohart Museum of Entomology featured an Acroceridae fly and larva. (Images the work of Nicole Tam, UC Davis alumnus)
The Halloween party invitation from the Bohart Museum of Entomology featured an Acroceridae fly and larva. (Images the work of Nicole Tam, UC Davis alumnus)

The Halloween party invitation from the Bohart Museum of Entomology featured an Acroceridae fly and larva. (Images the work of Nicole Tam, UC Davis alumnus)

UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert as
UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert as"Maggie the Maggot," and her fiance, George Alberts, as "Farmer Maggot," or his interpreation of Farmer Maggot from "The Lord of Rings." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert as"Maggie the Maggot," and her fiance, George Alberts, as "Farmer Maggot," or his interpreation of Farmer Maggot from "The Lord of Rings." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD students Charlotte Herbert (left) and Jessica Gillung admire the fly pinata, depicting the genus Acrocera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis PhD students Charlotte Herbert (left) and Jessica Gillung admire the fly pinata, depicting the genus Acrocera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD students Charlotte Herbert (left) and Jessica Gillung admire the fly pinata, depicting the genus Acrocera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert takes a swing at the fly pinata that she and her fiance, George Alberts, created for the Bohart Museum of Entomology Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert takes a swing at the fly pinata that she and her fiance, George Alberts, created for the Bohart Museum of Entomology Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD student Charlotte Herbert takes a swing at the fly pinata that she and her fiance, George Alberts, created for the Bohart Museum of Entomology Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD student Jessica Gillung dressed as a raccoon at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis PhD student Jessica Gillung dressed as a raccoon at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis PhD student Jessica Gillung dressed as a raccoon at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's Halloween party. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All in...

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka
Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," occupy hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," occupy hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed
A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed "Coco McFluffin," drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed "Coco McFluffin," drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Celebrate Moths at the Bohart Museum on Saturday Night, July 30

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready...set...go! It's almost time to celebrate moths! How much do you know about moths? Do you know the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Have you ever seen some of the world's largest moths, such as the Atlas moth? Have you ever collected...

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Jessica Gillung shows Atlas moths from the Bohart Museum collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These moths are Rothschildia cincta, also known as giant silkworm moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These moths are Rothschildia cincta, also known as giant silkworm moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These moths are Rothschildia cincta, also known as giant silkworm moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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