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Big on Butterflies

Feline entomologist

Our cat is an entomologist. She has no formal training in the science of insects, but she can catch insects with the best of 'em. Plus, her credentials include a butterfly mark on her leg. Xena the Warrior Princess is a rescue cat. We first spotted her...

Feline entomologist
Feline entomologist

Xena the Warrior Princess is a feline entomologist. She specializes in butterflies and sphinx moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sphinx moth
Sphinx moth

Our feline entomologist collects moths. This is probably a sphinx moth, the adult form of the tomato hornworm (Manduca sexta (Linnaeus). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly mark
Butterfly mark

Xena the Warrior Princess sports a butterfly mark on her leg, credentials certifying her as a feline entomologist. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Beauty Isn't Skin Deep

Anise Swallowtail butterfly

Beauty isn't skin deep. It's wing deep. The Anise Swallowtail butterfly dazzles you with its yellow stripes and blue dots. If it were a painting, it would be a Michelangelo. If it were  music, it would be Vivaldi's...

Anise Swallowtail butterfly
Anise Swallowtail butterfly

We found this dazzling butterfly last weekend in the Berkeley marina parking lot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Anise Swallowtail butterfly
Anise Swallowtail butterfly

A side view of the Anise Swallowtail butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Arthur Shapiro
Arthur Shapiro

"Lepidopteran detective" Arthur Shapiro of UC Davis, a world-renowned butterfly expert, hosts a butterfly Web site, http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/, and recently authored the "Field Guide to Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley Regions." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 3:15 PM

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