Ian Grettenberger will talk about insect-agriculture relationships.
Wish to be taught extra about these insect pests that ravage our crops? Interested in spiders and their ecological roles? Ever heard of the California dogface butterfly, which the California State Legislature designated on the state insect 50 years in the past?
You are in luck.
The Bohart Museum of Entomology, situated in Room 1124 of the Tutorial Surge Constructing on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus, will host 4 public occasions from Might 28 by means of July 16. All are free and open to the general public. Parking can be free.
Saturday, Might 28, 1 to 4 p,m.
Open home, “Bugs in Ag: What Is Consuming Our Crops and What Is Consuming Them?”
Cooperative Extension specialist and agricultural entomologist Ian Grettenberger of the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology school will discover the relationships between bugs and agriculture. His areas of experience embrace subject crops; vegetable crops; bugs, mites and different arthropods affecting vegetation; organic management of pests affecting vegetation; and helpful bugs. Grettenberger, who joined the UC Davis school in January 2019, targets all kinds of pests, together with western noticed and striped cucumber, beetles, armyworms, bagrada bugs, alfalfa weevils, aphids, and thrips.
Saturday June 25, 1 to 4 p.m.
Open home, “Eight-Legged Encounters”
This occasion is all about arachnids that includes scientists from throughout the nation. It’s in collaboration with the American Arachnological Society’s 2022 assembly, scheduled June 26-30 on the UC Davis campus. The annual assembly shall be hosted by two UC Davis arachnologists: Jason Bond, the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics, UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology, and affiliate dean, School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Joel Ledford, assistant professor of educating, Division of Plant Biology, School of Organic Sciences.
This Bohart poster of the dogface butterfly is the work of Greg Kareofelas and Fran Keller. The male (prime) resembles the silhouette of a poodle.
Tuesday, June 28, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Public occasion to be held in California Corridor for arachnid novices and specialists alike. That is in collaboration with the American Arachnological Society’s assembly at UC Davis.
Saturday, July 16, 1 to 4 p.m.
“Celebrating 50 Years of the Dogface Butterfly:California’s State Insect”
Scientists and the general public will have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of the California State Legislature’ designation of the dogface butterfly because the state insect.
Folsom Lake School professor and Bohart scientist Fran Keller, and Bohart affiliate Greg Karofelas, a volunteer docent for the Placer Land Belief’s dogface butterfly excursions, will readily available to debate the butterfly. The California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice, is discovered solely in California. It thrives within the 40-acre Shutamul Bear River Protect close to Auburn, Placer County. The protect, a part of the Placer Land Belief, is closed to the general public apart from specifically organized excursions.
Keller is the writer of 35-page kids’s guide, The Story of the Dogface Butterfly, with photographs by Keller and Kareofelas, and illustrations by former UC Davis pupil Laine Bauer. Kareofelas’ pictures embrace the life cycle of the dogface butterfly that he reared. Keller holds a doctorate in entomology from UC Davis, the place she studied with main professor Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart and UC Davis distinguished professor of entomology.
Kareofelas and Keller additionally teamed to create a dogface butterfly poster of the female and male. Each the guide and the poster are accessible on-line from the the Bohart Museum of Entomology present store.
California legislators adopted the dogface butterfly because the official state insect on July 28, 1972. However as early as 1929, entomologists had already singled it out as their selection for state insect. Their suggestion seems within the California Blue E book, revealed by the State Legislature in 1929. (Learn extra on how the butterfly grew to become the state insect beneath the Ronald Reagan administration.)
The dogface butterfly is so named as a result of the wings of the male seem like a silhouette of a poodle. It is usually generally known as “the flying pansy.”
Bohart Museum. The Bohart Museum is the house of a worldwide assortment of eight million insect specimens, plus a present store and a reside “petting zoo,” comprised of Madagascar hissing cockroaches, stick bugs and tarantulas.
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