THE DOWNLOAD: Gwentomologist, Fireside Chat

Student holds large spider on her hand
Gwendolyn Erdosh

If you follow “Gwentomologist” on Instagram, you'll see fascinating images, videos and data on scores of insects, including bees, butterflies and beetles, and such curious critters as wasp-mimicking beetles (genus Clytus) and “burying beetles” or Nicrophorus beetles (genus Nicrophorus).

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Erdosh is a UC Davis entomology major and undergraduate researcher with more than 22,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares her fascination, passion and growing scientific knowledge of entomology with the intensity of a moth heading for light. 

Read more about her on the Entomology and Nematology website.

— Kathy Keatley Garvey

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Cody Kitaura is a News and Media Relations Specialist in the Office of Strategic Communications, and can be reached by email or at 530-752-1932.

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