Posts Tagged: Greg Kareofelas
If you want to know what it's like to eat a bug—doesn't everybody?--ask an entomologist, a bug ambassador, or an entomophagist, one who eats insects. So we did…Because the Bohart Museum of Entomology is hosting an open house on entomophagy...
Make a meal out of mealworms? Danielle Wishon baked these mealworm cookies. Yes, they were good. (Photo by Danielle Wishon)
Crickets will be on the menu at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. Visitors are invited to sample them. Crickets are the new shrimp, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
They are legends. Two of those attending the four-day international Lepidopterists' Society conference held recently at the University of California, Davis, are as celebrated in Lepidoptera circles as the butterflies they study. Robert Michael Pyle, a...
Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of "Butterflies of North America." In back, Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, chats with Sangmi Lee of Arizona State University. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Oh, what a (Moth) Night! It was a family night in more ways than one. Families who attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology's annual Moth Night last Saturday, Aug. 3, not only saw specimens from scores of insect families inside the UC Davis...
Visitors gather at the blacklighting display just outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A photograph of entomologist Richard Bohart, for whom the Bohart Museum of Entomology is named, anchors this display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors read the display in the Bohart Museum hallway. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The youngsters work at coloring and stringing together cocoons for bracelets and necklaces. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Emma Cluff displays the giant luna moth that she and Kelly Davies created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Richard Peigler, a biology professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, donated the textiles to the Bohart Museum. It is part of its permanent collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a woman's dupatta (shawl) of muga silk handwoven in Assam. It is richly embroidered by hand in traditional Assamese motifs. Moth expert Richard Peigler of San Antonio, Texas, donated this piece and many others to the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Lepidoptera collection, answers questions from the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yes, there are day-flying moths. And some of them are quite attractive. Take the Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa. We saw our first-ever last March in our pollinator garden. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, UC...
A Stiriini moth, Annaphila astrologa, fluttering in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lepitoptera curator Jeff Smith chats with visitors at last year's Moth Night at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas answers a question during the Bohart Museum's Moth Night last year. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The family craft activity at the Bohart Museum is an opportunity for kids to be creative. This year "kids will be able to color and string white cocoons and make necklaces or bracelets with them," said Bohart associate Emma Cluff. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Moth Man" John DeBenedictis (right) talks to moth enthusiasts at the Bohart Museum's 2018 Moth Night. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's always a good day when you encounter a dragonfly on Main Street USA. Such was the case on Wednesday, July 17 when seemingly out of nowhere, a shiny Tramea lacerata "black saddlebags" appeared in front of me on the sidewalk fronting the Vacaville...
A female Tramea lacerata or black saddlebags dragonfly, on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. Shortly after this image was taken, it flew. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)