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Butterfly Fancy

Yellow sulphur butterfly ready for take-off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Noted butterfly expert Art Shapiro of UC Davis sees about 40 yellow sulphur butterflies, aka alfalfa butterflies, during alfalfa-cutting time.We saw one yesterday.It was fluttering over by the tennis courts, corner of Russell Boulevard and Howard Way, on...

Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 9:07 PM

A Streak of Gray

Gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus) on a red pincushion flower (Scabiosa). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A streak of gray, but don't wash it away. The gray hairstreak is a butterfly. We spotted this delicate-looking butterfly (Strymon melinus) on a red pincushion flower (Scabiosa) this week in Winters, Yolo County. Gray on red. Fauna on flora. A Strymon...

Posted on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 6:22 PM

The Butterfly Man

Art Shapiro

Move over, Justin Bieber. Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, says he's now a "cover boy," too. Shapiro is featured in the current edition of Sacramento News & Review. The headline:...

Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Mellow Yellow: The Butterflies Are Back!

Orange Sulphur Butterfly

Mellow yellow! The butterflies are back! We spotted a bright yellow butterfly nectaring a bush germander on Feb. 7 in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, University of California, Davis. So...

Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Behold the Cabbage White!

Cabbage White Butterfly

Nothing but net? No, no net. We have a winner in the 40th annual Cabbage White Butterfly Competition, sponsored by butterfly expert Art Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis. Shapiro traditionally offers a...

Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM

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