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The Day a Widow Skimmer Came Calling

A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer,

Just as all lady bugs aren't ladies, all widow skimmer dragonflies aren't female. A mature male Libellula luctuosa, aka “Widow Skimmer," (as identified by Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dragonfly expert Greg Kareofelas), recently...

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Moths, Microscopes and Insect Scientists: They All Go Together at Bohart Museum Open House

Moth Night at the Bohart Museum is fun and educational. Here two youngsters learn the differences between moths and butterflies at last year's event. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Seeing Spots: 12 of Them!

The 12-spot dragonfly, Libellula pulchella, perches on a bamboo stake in Vacaville, Calif. on July 16.

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...

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5:11 PM

In Pursuit of the California Dogface Butterfly

Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and dogface butterfly expert Greg Kareofelas (left) shows a California dogface butterfly to Rob Stewart of

Few people have seen California's state insect in the wild, but now thousands will this week--on TV. The California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice, and its Auburn habitat will be featured on KVIE Public Television's "Rob on the Road" show at...

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 5:28 PM

A Big Butterfly-and-Bee Day at the Bohart

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly and moth display at the Bohart, shows South American rainforest butterflies, Preponas, in the genus Archaeoprepona to butterfly-bee enthusiast Ria deGrassi of Davis. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a big butterfly-and-bee day at the Bohart. Despite other major attractions--including the gorgeous spring day and the March Madness basketball tournament--nearly 300 people visited the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology last Saturday during its...

Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4:11 PM

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