Posts Tagged: tarantulas
What do tarantulas and Johnny Cash have in common? They share a name, for one thing. When...
This tarantula is a male Aphonopelma johnnycashi. (Wikipedia image: credit,Chris A. Hamilton, Brent E. Hendrixson, Jason E. Bond - “Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States”, in ZooKeys, volume 560, 2016.
They met the mantids, walking sticks, beetle-mimicking roaches, Madagascar hissing cockroaches,...
A tropical praying mantis, Choeradodis stalii: camouflaged. Lohit Garikipati displayed five of his female praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Middle school students from the Elk Grove Unified School District talk to praying mantis expert Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis alumnus who rears mantids. In back is Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student and Bohart associate Ziad Khouri talks to visitors about tarantulas and millipedes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas explains the moth and butterfly collection to a group of Elk Grove middle students. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology alumnus Nicole Tam talks about her beetle-mimicking roaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology student Ian Clark staffs the family crafts activity, which involved decorating silkworm cocoons for finger puppets. In back are silkworm moth expert İsmail Şeker and UC Davis entomology student Andrew Goffinet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology student Ben Maples shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Gavey)
A Bohart Museum of Entomolgoy visitor gets acquainted with an Australian walking stick. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepitoptera section, awaits visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Ann Kao, a 2019 UC Davis graduate who now works at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, crafts insect jewelry. At right is one of the t-shirts from the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, sips nectar from the lavender blossom of a...
A Gulf Fritillary nectars the blossom of a passionflower vine, its host plant, while another Gulf Frit flutters in. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male and a female butterfly find another. These are Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Frillary caterpillar munching the leaves of a passionflower. Caterpillars will be displayed at the Bohart Museum open house on Nov. 16. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walking the line. A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawls along the stem of a passionflower vine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Like to learn how to raise Madagascar hissing cockroaches? Bohart scientists will tell you how on Nov. 16 at their open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Silkworm moth expert İsmail Şeker, a Turkish medical doctor, will show his newly produced video about the silkworm moth life cycle at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. (Photo courtesy of İsmail Şeker)
A male praying mantis, Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by entomologist Lohit Garikipati, UC Davis alumnus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
You don't have to travel the world to see insects. You can see them at the Bohart Museum of...
Scores of visitors will tour the Bohart Museum of Entomology on UC Davis Picnic Day, Saturday, April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith curates the butterfly and moth section at the Bohart Museum. Here he holds morpho butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garv
The Bohart Museum is the home of nearly eight million insect specimens, collected throughout the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's finals week at the University of California, Davis, and what a great opportunity to take time...
It's finals week! Coco McFluffin, a Chaco golden knee tarantula, will be one of the de-stressors at the Meet-n-Greet Bug Show from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 19 in the UC Davis LGBTQUIA Resource Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student and Bohart Museum associate Wade Spencer shows Coco McFluffin to students touring the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)