Posts Tagged: Karissa Merritt
Do locusts browse computer dating sites, trying to find a match made in heaven? They do. Just check out the Bohart Museum of Entomology's newly published calendar. "Mr. January" is a locust sitting quite comfortably in a chair--a swivel chair at that--and eagerly accessing a dating site. "You've...
This is the illustration that Karissa Merritt, UC Davis entomology major and artist, created for the Bohart Museum of Entomology calendar for the month of January. The calendar is available to the public for $12.
This banded-winged grasshopper--family Acrididae, subfamily Oedipodinae--apparently has little interest in checking out dating sites on the computer. Kathy Keatley Garvey captured this image on the UC Davis campus in September 2011; identification by Bohart senior museum scientist Steve Heydon.
"Drones are male bees that contribute only in the perm production for the queen." So wrote an undergraduate student in one of Lynn Kimsey's entomology classes at the University of California, Davis. The student meant "sperm." But it came out "perm." That's just one of the sentences that...
A UC Davis student wrote: "Drones are male bees that contribute only in the perm production for the queen." That inspired Karissa Merritt to create this for the newly published Bohart Museum of Entomology calendar, now available for purchase.
“The swarmers are attracted to lights and tend to expose themselves in the evenings," a UC Davis student wrote about mayflies. The result: this illustration by Karissa Merritt for the Bohart Museum of Entomology's innovative calendar.
"The infected fleas can harbor rats, ground squirrels, rabbits, and occasionally, even house cats," wrote a UC Davis student. The result: this illustration by Karissa Merritt for the Bohart Museum of Entomology calendar.
Displaying the innovative Bohart Museum calendars are museum associates and the director. From left are UC Davis entomology student Abram Estrada; intern Sophia Lonchar of The Met High School, Sacramento; Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey; UC Davis entomology student Wade Spencer, and Bohart scientist Brennen Dyer, a recent entomology graduate. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What a night of frights and delights! The Bohart Museum Society hosted the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 24th annual pre-Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the University of California, Davis, billing it as “They Come From Within" and promising a “haunting night full of...
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts and her husband, George, pose with their Brittany Spaniel, Westley. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate entomology student Karissa Merritt (right) who created the invitations, shares a laugh with doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert Alberts, who crafted her costume, inspired by the invitation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomology graduate Danielle Wishon said it took her four hours to do this make-up. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jason Bond (right) the Evert and Marion Schlinger Endowed Chair in Insect Systematics in the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology, chats with Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sharing some fun are (from left) Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology; UC Davis doctoral student Zachary Griebenow, and his major professor, ant specialist Phil Ward. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Senior museum scientist Steve Heydon dressed in an orange jumpsuit, lettered in back "Department of Corrections." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis evolutionary ecologist Scott Carroll, at 6'11", towered over everyone. Next to him (in back) is his wife, entomologist Jenella Loye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's a cake without bugs? This is a close-up of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's 72nd anniversary cake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey wields the knife to cut the anniversary cake. In back are guests Anita Heydon and Maria Nansen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (center), Bohart Museum director, and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, serve cake to Bruce Hammock, distinguished professor of entomology who holds a joint appointment with the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A praying mantis here. A lady beetle there. A sawtoothed-grain beetle there. Entomologist-artist Karissa Merritt kept busy at the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on “Insects and Art” last Sunday, Jan. 21 as she demonstrated how to draw insects. “I took requests...
This praying mantis, drawn by Karissa Merritt, is being colored by James Harris, 13, of Winters at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student/artist Karissa Merritt talks about art with James Harris, 13, and his father, Rick Harris, who holds a master's degree in systemic entomology from UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Winners of the insect-themed contests at the Bohart Museum: Karissa Merritt of UC Davis, best tattoo; Jean Replicon of Mission College, Santa Clara, best attired adult; and Jasper Ott, 5, of Davis, best attired youth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When the Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts its open house, “Uninvited Guests: Common Pests Found in the Home," from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, "invited" guests will meet "uninvited" pests. The family friendly event, free and open to the public, will take place in Room 1124 of the...
Bohart Museum volunteer Noah Crockette, a high school senior planning a career in entomology, stands by the many items in the museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are some of the stuffed animal critters available in the gift shop: (clockwise, from left) louse, bed bug, tardigrade, ant and mosquito. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Bohart Museum's butterfly and moth collection, has made these insect collection boxes, available at the gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)