Interest in silkworm moths soared high at the recent UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on “Arthropod Husbandry: Raising Insects for Research and Fun.” Silkworm moth expert...
Silkworm moth expert, İsmail Şeker, a Turkish medical doctor and author of a silkworm moth book, answers questions from the crowd at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The adult silkmoth cannot fly, İsmail Şeker tells the Bohart Museum of Entomology visitors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
İsmail Şeker with his book containing his macrophotographs.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The silkworm moth display included eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cora Tatum, 3, of Davis, checks out her newly created finger puppet--a silkworm cocoon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these...
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly that never eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, one of Mother Nature's perfect specimens, covers a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Today was a good day on the University of California, Davis, campus. The National Academy of Inventors announced that two of our faculty members are fellows: Walter Leal, distinguished professor,...
Culex quinquefasciatus, the Southern house mosquito, one of the insects that Walter Leal studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate and forest entomologist Jackson Audley of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, targets an invasive bark beetle that's about the size of a grain of rice. The...
The walnut twig beetle is about the size of a grain of rice. In association with the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, it causes the insect-pathogen complex known as "thousand cankers disease." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rome wasn't built in a day. But learning how to make mead? You can learn the process from "honey to the bottle all in one day" on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the University of California, Davis. Mead,...
Winemaker Chik Brenneman leads a group at the 2017 UC Davis Honey and Pollination Center's Mead Making Bootcamp. (Honey and Pollination Center Photo)