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A Praying Mantis Named Cupcake Greets Visitors at the Bohart Museum

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Most bakers define a "cupcake" as a a small cake designed to serve one person--and one that can be baked in a paper or aluminum cup in a muffin tin. Not UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz, treasurer of the UC Davis Entomology Club. "Cupcake"...

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cupcake, a Rhombodera megaera praying mantis, perches on the hand of her owner, UC Davis animal biology major, Crystal Homicz. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her  Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis animal biology major Crystal Homicz holds Cupcake, her Rhombodera megaera praying mantis. It is a native of Asia and the species is one of the largest in the world. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn,  Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn, Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Trio of Napa visitors (from left) teacher Marykay Osborn, Abby Jurgens and Olivia Hamilton, 11, (one of Osborn's students) check out Cupcake, the praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 4:09 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Natural Resources

You Gotta Love Those Praying Mantids!

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa

You gotta love those praying mantids! An orchid mantis and a ghost mantis fascinated visitors at the recent open house hosted by the Bohart Museum of Entomology.  Officers of the UC Davis Entomology Club displayed mantids from the collection of...

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club members (back, from left) Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati,secretary; Maia Lundy, past president; Chloe Shott, president; and Crystal Homicz, treasurer, greet guests at the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa
UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis Entomology Club officers, secretary Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati and president Chloe Shott, show the praying mantids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa
A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female orchid praying mantis, reared by Lohitashwa "Lohit" Garikipati, explores her surrundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Why There's a Tree in the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Hanging posters in preparation for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Aug. 27 are Steve Seybold lab associates Crystal Homicz (left), a UC Davis undergraduate student and research assistant, and  entomologist Megan Siefker, a junior specialist in the Seybold lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Siefker received her bachelor's degree in entomology in December, 2014 and Homicz is majoring in animal biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There are nearly 8 million insect specimens in the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. As of Friday noon, Aug. 25, there's also one tree. It's a fir. And no, it has nothing to do with the pending holiday season. It's for the...

Hanging posters in preparation for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Aug. 27 are Steve Seybold lab associates Crystal Homicz (left), a UC Davis undergraduate student and research assistant, and  entomologist Megan Siefker, a junior specialist in the Seybold lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Siefker received her bachelor's degree in entomology in December, 2014 and Homicz is majoring in animal biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hanging posters in preparation for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Aug. 27 are Steve Seybold lab associates Crystal Homicz (left), a UC Davis undergraduate student and research assistant, and entomologist Megan Siefker, a junior specialist in the Seybold lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Siefker received her bachelor's degree in entomology in December, 2014 and Homicz is majoring in animal biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hanging posters in preparation for the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house on Aug. 27 are Steve Seybold lab associates Crystal Homicz (left), a UC Davis undergraduate student and research assistant, and entomologist Megan Siefker, a junior specialist in the Seybold lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. Siefker received her bachelor's degree in entomology in December, 2014 and Homicz is majoring in animal biology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A computer monitor at the Bohart Museum displays information about Western pine beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A computer monitor at the Bohart Museum displays information about Western pine beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A computer monitor at the Bohart Museum displays information about Western pine beetles. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM
 
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