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The Bug Doctor Is In! Ask Me a Question!

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The doctor is in. The Bug Doctor, that is. If you attended the 105th annual UC Davis Picnic Day and headed for Briggs Hall, home of the Department of Entomology and Nematology, you encountered a booth lettered with "Bug Doctor" and a sign that read:...

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot answers questions about insects in the Bug Doctor booth at Briggs Hall. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral student Zachary Griebenow of the Phil Ward lab waits for folks to ask him questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Miles Dakin, Ph.D. candidate in the Christian Nansen lab, fields a question about insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Doctoral candidate Brendon Boudinot shares a laugh with his major professor and ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Congrats! UC Linnaean Games Team Wins the National Championship

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,  University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)

They did it! Again! The incredible University of California Linnaean Games Team, comprised of graduate students from UC Davis and UC Berkeley, won the national championship at the popular and highly competitive Linnaean Games hosted this week at the...

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,  University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)
Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.(Joe Rominiecki Photo)

Gamemaster Deane Jorgensen (far left), research scientist at Sygenta, and ESA president Michael Parrella (far right), dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Idaho, flank the national Linnaean Games Team champions. In the center (from left) are Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot, captain Ralph Washington Jr., Zachary Griebenow and Jill Oberski. Parrella is a former professor and chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Joe Rominiecki Photo)

Insects and Graduate Students Share Spotlight at Linnaean Games

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where are you most likely to encounter a rheophilic insect? If you know the answer to that, you could have scored at the Linnaean Games competition at the recent meeting of the Pacific Branch, Entomological Society of America (PBESA). The answer: "In...

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three graduate students in the Phil Ward lab at UC Davis are among the members of the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team. From left are Zachary Griebenow, Jill Oberski and Brendon Boudinot. Boudinot, president of the UC Davis Entomology Graduate Student Association, was a member of both the UC Davis national championship teams in 2015 and 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bugs and Beat: Talented UC Davis Graduate Students Form Insect-Themed Band

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed hearing The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall during the recent UC Davis Picnic Day, not to worry. They're featured in a recent Entomology Today blog, published by the Entomological Society of America (and written by yours...

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yao-“Fruit-Fly”-Cai has been playing drums since age 17. (Photos by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.
The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.

The Entomology Band performing in front of Briggs Hall. From left are Jill Oberski, Zach Griebenow, Brendon Boudinot, Yao Cai, Wei Lin, Jackson Audley and Christine Tabuloc.

Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.
Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.

Group photo: In front is Yao Cai. The three in the second row are (from left) Jill Oberski, Brendon Boudinot and Christine Tabuloc. In back (from left) are Zachary Griebenow, Jackson Audley and Wei Lin.

It Came Down to One Question to Determine the Championship Team

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

It all came down to a question about a Dutch scientist, a microscopist from the 17th century. Which team--the UC Berkeley-UC Davis team or the Washington State University team--would win? That was the white-knuckle scene at the Linnaean Games...

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)
Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

Ralph Washington Jr. captained the UC Berkeley-UC Davis Linnaean Games Team that won the regional championship at the 2018 PBESA meeting. He also captained the UC Davis Linnaean Games Teams that won the national championships in 2015 and 2016. (UC Davis Photo)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)
In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

In this image from the 2016 national Linnaean Games championship round, UC Davis members (from left) Emily Bick, Brendon Boudinot confer with captain Ralph Washington Jr. (Photo by Chuck Fazio)

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