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Posts Tagged: Art Shapiro

E. T., Where Are You?

Mournful Dusky-Wing

Call it the "Mournful Dusky-Wing" or the "Sad Dusky-Wing." Call it what you will, but the Erynnis tristis, a member of the skipper butterfly family (Hesperiidae), is neither mournful nor sad when it's nectaring lavender. The skipper, distinguishable...

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 8:39 PM

Tiger on the Ookow


Oo-laa! Ookow!What a treat to see the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutullus) gliding into a patch of ookow (Dichelostemma congestum), also known as wild hyacinth. A recent outing to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, found the tiger on the ookow.The...

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Tiger by the Tail

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Talk about a tiger by the tail. That would be the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). It's returned to the Davis area after a 15-year hiatus. Butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of...

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Lady in White

Cabbage White

The cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) looks like a Lady in White when she perches on catmint. The colors are striking: A long, flowing white gown nestled among the rich lavender blossoms and earthy green leaves. UC Davis Butterfly expert Art...

Posted on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Painted Ladies Are Back

Painted Lady

The painted ladies are back.   No, not the Victorian and Edwardian homes painted in three colors. No, not women wearing excessive amounts of makeup and pounding the sidewalk with their stiletto...

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (150), butterflies (14), migration (2), painted ladies (2)

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