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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...

Cabbage White
Cabbage White

CABBAGE WHITE BUTTERFLY(Pieris rapae) nectars catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

THIS CLOSE-UP shows the cabbage white butterfly, aka Lady in White, sipping nectar from catmint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Painted Lady
Painted Lady

PAINTED LADIES are now passing through north-central California. This one passed through during the 2005 migration. (Photo courtesy of Arthur Shapiro)

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (193), butterflies (64), migration (8), painted ladies (5)

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...

Cabbage White Butterfly
Cabbage White Butterfly

CABBAGE WHITE BUTTERFLY--This is a Pieris rapae similar to what UC Davis professor Art Shapiro found Jan. 20. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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...

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

MONARCH BUTTERFLY--A drenched butterfly rests on ice plant. This photo was taken Oct. 19, 2007 along the Mendocino coast. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of Rain on Butterfly Wings
Close-up of Rain on Butterfly Wings

CLOSE-UP OF RAIN ON BUTTERFLY WINGS--This photo was taken of a Monarch butterfly near Timber Cove, Mendocino Coast, on Oct. 19, 2007. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

Gray Hairstreak

The gray hairstreak butterfly

"Omigosh, what's that? A gray hairstreak?" If it's in your hair, you consult a mirror, your favorite salon, or just ignore it. If you're an entomologist or a lepidopterist, a gray hairstreak is delightful. "Omigosh, check that out!...

The gray hairstreak butterfly
The gray hairstreak butterfly

A male gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) nectars on sage. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tail of the butterfly
Tail of the butterfly

The gray hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) is mostly gray. Fine gray hairlike markings cross the undersurface of the hing wings. The threadlike tail projections resemble antennae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a butterfly
Eye to eye with a butterfly

A gray hairstreak butterfly and the photographer go eye-to-eye. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 2:29 PM

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