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Moths, Microscopes and Insect Scientists: They All Go Together at Bohart Museum Open House
Posted 7/21/2017 - Moths, a magnificent microscope (scanning electron microscope) and friendly scientists--what could be better than that? How about free hot chocolate, herbal tea and cookies? The Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Saturday night, July 22, promises...

Not a Good Way to Welcome an Admiral
Posted 7/20/2017 - It was not a good way to welcome an admiral. The Red Admiral butterfly, that is. The Vanessa atalanta fluttered into our pollinator garden on Sunday, July 16 in Vacaville, Calif., and touched down on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). The warmth of...

Bruce's Big Battle at Briggs: 15 Minutes of Aim!
Posted 7/19/2017 - What do professors do for fun and camaraderie? Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor at the University of California, Davis, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Entomology and Nematology and the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center,...

Bohart Museum to Celebrate Moth Night on July 22
Posted 7/18/2017 - The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will celebrate National Moth Week on Saturday night, July 22 with an indoor-and-outdoor open house featuring blacklighting; moth displays including “the Trump moth,” and...

Seeing Spots: 12 of Them!
Posted 7/17/2017 - Most of the time, I see red. Occasionally, I see spots. Red? The flameskimmer dragonflies (Libellula saturata) that hang out in our pollinator garden. Spots? The 12-spot dragonfly, Libellula pulchella. On Sunday, July 16 a male Libellula pulchella...

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