Posts Tagged: Robert Kimsey
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a bug worth? That question was neither asked nor...
Up, up the steps to Briggs Hall, where the bugs are. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crowd circulates around the maggot art tables, where participants could dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, let it crawl around, and create art.
Maggot art--Picasso would have been proud? Take a piece of paper, dip a maggot into non-toxic, water-based paint, and let it crawl around to create art. No maggots were harmed in the making of the art.
Entomologist Steve Dreistadt of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) answers insect questions.
Anne Schellman of the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM)relays information about the program.
Insect specimens drew lots of interest at Briggs Hall. (Most of the insect specimens--nearly eight million--are at the Bohart Museum of Entomology)
Entomology graduate student Ralph Washington Jr., holds forth as "The Bug Doctor." The doctor was always in, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey holds forth as "Dr. Death," answering forensic questions. At the microscope next to him is nematologist Corwin Parker.
Maia Lundy, president of the UC Davis Entomology Club, creates a face painting. She drew scores of monarch butterflies and caterpillars.
Graduate student Brendon Boudinot, chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology's Picnic Day Committee, poses in one of the popular cutout boards.
Spectators root for their favorite cockroach. No one asked "Can I take one home?"
The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles,...
UC Davis Entomology Club members with the black widow spider float are (from left) Darian Dungey, James Fong, Chloe Shott (partially shown), Ben Maples (partially shown) James Heydon, Maia Lundy, Diego Rivera. Lundy is the president of the club. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
UC Davis Entomology Club members "walk" the black widow spider in the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade. From left are Eliza Litsey, Ben Maples (in spider abdomen), Chloe Shott (in spider cephalothorax), Darian Dungey (holding sign), James Heydon, James Fong (in bee costume), Crystal Homicz, and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
Following the parade, the black widow spider was showcased in front of Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young child stares at the black widow spider in front of Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beekeepers know the varroa mite as "Public Enemy No. 1." And it's an enemy to be reckoned with,...
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen (second from left) talks to a UC Davis class in the apiary of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility. Third from left is forensic entomologist Robert Kimsey, one of the two class instructors.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen shows a frame to the students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Varroa mites are reddish brown. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen reaches for a smoker as a bee (far left) buzzes off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you've never been to Briggs Hall during the annual campuswide Picnic Day at the University of...
A maggot dipped in water-based, non-toxic paint crawls on paper. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flies are pollinators, too. It's appropriate during National Pollinator Week to remember that. We...
Newly emerged green bottle fly nectaring on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)