When you're five years old and just learning about the world around you and its inhabitants, it's okay to be a little apprehensive when you encounter a giant prickly stick insect with thornlike...
Kira Olmos, 5, of Winters isn't sure she wants meet an Australian stick insect at the Bohart Museum. She is holding mom's hand. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kira Olmos' reaction is priceless as she reacts to the stick insect on her mother's arm. "She’s really not sure she wants to be one the same planet as that stick insect," commented Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum and professor of entomology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kira Olmos leans forward for a closer look at the Australian stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Kira Olmos smiles as she holds a smaller stick insect at the Bohart Museum. In back are UC Davis student fly researchers Yao Cai, graduate student, and Cindy Truong, undergraduate student, of the Joanna Chiu lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And to think it all began with butterflies. From basic science to applied science. From studying insects to helping humankind. The ovarian cancer research published today in the Proceedings for...
An anise swallowtail caterpillar, Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An anise swallowtail,Papilio zelicaon. UC Davis distinguished professor Bruce Hammock's research on metamorphosis has led to human-focused research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Maggot art at the Bohart! That rhymes. And that's what's planned as the family craft activity when the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts an open house on fly research from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday,...
This maggot art is the work of entomologist-artist Diane Ullman, professor of entomology at UC Davis and former chair of the department. She served as the co-founding director of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Program. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The UC Department of Entomology and Nematology offers maggot art at Briggs Hall during the annual UC Davis Picnic Day. This year's Picnic Day is set April 13. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When you attend the open house on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology (you know you want to!), be sure to meet forensic entomologist Danielle Wishon. She's one of the 10 fly...
Danielle Wishon, shown here in 2011 at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, will be back at the Bohart on Saturday, Jan. 12 to participate in an open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time flies when you're having fun? No, time's fun when you're studying flies! Take it from the fly researchers at the University of California, Davis, who will present their work at the Bohart...
UC Davis graduate student Socrates Letana collecting flies in the Philippines. He studies botflies with major professor Lynn Kimsey.
UC Davis fourth-year doctoral student Charlotte Herbert Alberts holds her acrylic painting of an Assassin fly (Ommatius sp.) that she painted to celebrate World Robber Fly Day, April 30.