Cooperative Extension specialist Ian Grettenberger of the UC Davis Division of Entomology and Nematology will discover the relationships between bugs and agriculture. (Picture by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology, positioned in Room 1124 of the Educational Surge Constructing on Crocker Lane, UC Davis campus, will host 4 public occasions from Could 28 by July 16. All are free and open to the general public. Parking can also be free.
Saturday, Could 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 college 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 useful bugs. Grettenberger, who joined the UC Davis college 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 will likely 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 Museum of Entomology poster, the work of Greg Kareofelas and Fran Keller, reveals the male (prime) and feminine dogface butterfly.
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 aside from specifically organized excursions.
Keller is the writer of 35-page youngsters’s ebook, The Story of the Dogface Butterfly, with pictures by Keller and Kareofelas, and illustrations by former UC Davis scholar 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 ebook and the poster are obtainable on-line from the the Bohart Museum of Entomology reward 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 alternative for state insect. Their suggestion seems within the California Blue E-book, printed by the State Legislature in 1929. (Learn extra on how the butterfly grew to become the state insect underneath the Ronald Reagan administration.)
The dogface butterfly is so named as a result of the wings of the male look like a silhouette of a poodle. Additionally it is referred to 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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