Posts Tagged: Bohart Museum of Entomology
Ever seen assassination attempts in your garden? They are not pretty if you're the prey. Neither...
Can you find the nymph assassin bug on this Cleveland sage? This bug belongs to the genus Zelus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A nymph assassin bug strikes a pose on Cleveland sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This adult assassin bug, Zelus renardii, is ready to ambush prey on a double cosmos blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This adult assassin bug lurks almost unnoticed on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The predator: the assassin bug. This one is lying in wait on a nectarine leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! An assassin bug spears a male metallic sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Want to try your hand at Maggot Art? If you've ever visited Briggs Hall during the annual...
Artists creating Maggot Art at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day celebration at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Maggot Art activity at the 2017 UC Davis Picnic Day drew a long line of eager artists. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A maggot in action, creating Maggot Art. Artists can guide the movement of the maggots. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some art critics compare the abstract lines of Maggot Art to the work of American abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Some lines are straight and simplistic, others, curved and crisscrossed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Killer bees can pursue people for more than a quarter mile when they are animated and antagonistic...
An unusual image of a honey bee sting. Note the stinger embedded in the wrist and the honey bee pulling away, its abdominal tissue trailing. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee encounters a velvetry tree ant. They are foraging on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology came out in force on Monday, June 26 to honor Tabatha Yang, ...
Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows butterfly specimens to a group of students. She received a Citation for Excellence from the UC Davis Staff Assembly for outstanding contributions. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associates came out in force to honor Tabatha Yang, recipient of a Citation for Excellence. From left are Bohart associate Fran Keller of the Folsam Lake College faculty; Tabatha Yang; senior museum scientist Steve Heydon; and three Bohart associates Robbin Thorp, distinguished emeritus professor of entomology; naturalist and photographer Greg Kareofelas; and entomologist Tom Nguyen, who has just accepted a position at the Smithsonian. Not pictured: Lynn Kimsey, Bohart Museum director.
So, here I am, an Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) perched on a rose bush in Vacaville,...
A large syrphid fly, Scaeva pyrastri (as identified by Martin Hauser of the California Department of Food and Agriculture), heads for a lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Touchdown! The large syrphid fly, Scaeva pyrastri, lands next to the lady beetle.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The syrphid fly licks honeydew from the lady beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honeydew is a sugar-rich sticky liquid, secreted by aphids and some scale insects as they feed on plant sap. When their mouthpart penetrates the phloem, the sugary, high-pressure liquid is forced out of the anus of the aphid.