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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 (148), butterflies (14), migration (2), painted ladies (2)

He Did It!

Cabbage White Butterfly

He did it.   I knew he would   Hardly anyone can beat  University of California, Davis professor Arthur Shapiro in finding the first cabbage white butterfly of the year.   For the past 38 years, he's been hosting...

Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 3:13 PM

Where Are All the Monarchs?

Monarch Butterfly

Folk singer Pete Seeger asked "Where have all the flowers gone?" UC Davis butterfly expert Art Shapiro wants to know "Where are all the Monarchs?" In the current edition of the Bohart Museum Society newsletter, Shapiro notes that...

Posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 5:30 PM

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