Backyard Orchard News
There's so much to know about bark beetles! How can a tiny insect wreak such havoc in our...
Bark beetles are the culprits in this forest image. USDA forest entomologist Chris Fettig will speak at 4:10 p.m., Feb. 1 on "Bark Beetles: How Tiny Insects Are Transforming Western Forests with a Little Help From Climate Change." (Photo courtesy of Chris Fettig)
UC Davis forest entomologist and doctoral student Crystal Homicz assists in a fire beetle demonstration at a 2018 Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. The fire beetles are in the genus Melanophila and are sensitive to smoke and heat from smoldering trees after a fire. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
No butterfly. No beer. Blame the rain. Blame the cold. As of today, Jan. 26, no one has won...
A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house last Sunday on beetles, you may have...
A diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus, held by Bohart Museum research associate Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Open house visitors examine the diabolical ironclad beetle, Phloeodes diabolicus. In back is Bohart research associate Brittany Kohler, who collected the beetles in the Sierra Foothills. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you're curious about ogre-faced spiders, then you'll want to hear what UC Davis postdoctoral...
UC Davis postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland studies. (Image courtesy of Lisa Chamberland)
Five members of the Jason Bond lab, including postdoctoral scholar Lisa Chamberland, pose for a photo at the UC Quail Ridge Reserve, Napa County, in 2022. From left are Lacie Newton, Xavier Zahnle, Emma Jochim, Lisa Chamberland and Jim Starrett. Not pictured are the newest lab members Iris Bright and Megan Ma.
Something clicked at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on "Beetlemania" last Sunday...
An enthusiastic little girl (future entomologist?) buries her head in a beetle display at the Bohart Museum open house, much to the delight of UC Berkeley associate professor and carabid beetle specialist Kipling "Kip" Will. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis law student and San Francisco 49'er fan Ben Padilla of Gilroy, wearing a Christian McCaffrey jersey, listens to carabid beetle specialist Kip Will of UC Berkeley. Padilla left a little early to watch the San Francisco-Dallas game. McCaffrey scored the only touchdown for the 49'ers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum collections manager Brennen Dyer (far right) shows black widow spiders to Ben Padilla and Nicole Tague, both of Gilroy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A collection of carabid beetles displayed at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A click beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)