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UC Davis-Bohart Museum of Entomology

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Home to the seventh largest insect collection in North America, with worldwide in coverage. The museum is also holds the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California.

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Bug People

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

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Insecta-Palooza Takes the Creepy out of Lots of Crawlies

October 26, 2011 by Eric Galan

With Halloween right around the corner, it's only natural to think of cobwebs and hairy creatures lurking in dark places. Just the thought of these creepy, crawling, eight-legged, web tangling, multi-eyed arachnids can frighten even the toughest individuals. Even yours truly. Luckily, the third installment of Sonoma State University's Insecta-Palooza is here to remind us that these crawlers aren't so creepy after all.

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Ticked Off

April 01, 2011 by Barry Breckling

Ticks can be trouble, yet you can’t help but admire their toughness as they cling to vegetation waiting for a meal to come within arm’s length. Fortunately for us, some of those meals come from western fence lizards, whose blood neutralizes the pathogen that causes Lyme disease. Now that’s a handy bit of natural selection!

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When Garden Spiders Live Large

August 29, 2008 by Laura Hautala

Look in your backyard right now, and there's a decent chance you'll see the ornate webs of our local orbweaver spiders. After feeding on insects all spring and summer, banded garden spiders and yellow garden spiders get big and very noticeable in fall, just before they lay their eggs and die.

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Bugs at the Randall Museum

July 01, 2002 by Sara Marcellino

What do grigs, mantids, lace-wings, and damselflies have in common? They’re all bugs, and now’s your chance to learn more ...

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