Bohart Museum of Entomology
c/o Department of Entomology & Nematology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Our last summer walk-in hours will be Tuesday, September 26 from 2:00-5:00 pm. Starting in October we will resume our general, walk-in hours Monday- Thursday from 9 am - Noon and 1-5 pm. We are still closed to the public on Fridays.
Research and university business are typically conducted Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-Noon and 1:00-5:00 pm. Please contact us if you need to access the collections.
We are closed when the university is closed for major holidays.
General information, identification and research: (530) 752-0493
To schedule educational tours or borrow educational displays: (530) 754-0722
Meet our staff:
Lynn Kimsey, PhD
Museum Director & Professor
My research focuses on the systematics and biodiversity of aculeate wasps, particularly in the families Chrysididae, Tiphiidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae. I also work on urban and forensic entomology.
Curator & Collections Manager
I help maintain the collection and handle various projects around the museum. My interests are mainly buprestids (jewel beetles) and equipment design.
I am working on the evolution and diversification of endoparasitic bot flies (Oestridae). My research interests include biology, taxonomy, systematics & biogeography of Diptera, and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
Fran Keller, PhD
Museum Scientist & Assistant Professor at Folsom Lake College
Works on morphology and insect systematics specifically Tenebrionidae: Asidini. Also researches Bahamian insect diversity and the effects of isolation on Borrichia in the Bahamas.
Volunteer Research Associate
Jeff is a passionate Lepidopterist and a first class spreader of butterflies and moths.
Tom Zavortink, PhD
I am interested in the systematics and biology associated with mosquitoes and solitary bees.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
I coordinate museum tours, classroom visits, special weekend hours, a summer camp program, and all our other outreach- anything that brings the public and science/scientists together. I collaborate with interns, undergraduates, staff, graduate students and faculty to accomplish all of this.
Steve Heydon, PhD
Curator & Collections Manager (Retired)
My research interest is the systematics of parasitic Hymenoptera and the Pteromalidae in particular.
Robbin Thorp, PhD
Robbin passed away in the spring of 2019.
Biodiversity and systematics of bees (Apoidea). Status and declines in bumble bee populations, especially Franklin’s Bumble Bee. Biodiversity of bees in agricultural landscapes and urban gardens. Systematics and pollen host specificity of bees in vernal pool ecosystems.