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Ridin' the Rails With a Butterfly

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! What butterfly is depicted on the California State Fair monorail train? Hint: It's the state insect. "What, we have a state insect?" you ask. Yes, and it's the California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice). On the monorail, it's an artistic...

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

California dogface butterfly is illustrated on the California State Fair monorail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Up Close and Personal with a Female Flame Skimmer

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What a beauty. But not nearly as striking as her male counterpart. The flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) owned a perch on a bamboo stake last Tuesday in residential Davis. Davis resident Gary Zamzow, a dynamite insect photographer...

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female flame skimmer being photographed with the camera of Gary Zamzow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Draw-a-Bug Competition at Bohart Museum

UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you or someone in a household near you can draw a bug, then you need to head over to the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15. The Bohart Museum is hosting an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 1124...

UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis undergraduate student Ivana Li with a walking stick. She's an entomologist, an artist, and president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller, doctoral candidate in entomology, helps out in the Bohart Museum's gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM

An Old Flame (Skimmer)

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotta love those flame skimmers. It's a joy to watch these firecracker-red dragonflies (Libellula saturata) make their presence known. They dart over our fish pond, snatch an insect, and then perch on a tomato-plant stake to eat it. Last year another...

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flame skimmer perched on a tomato-plant stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flame skimmer perched on a tomato plant-stake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of flame skimmer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

And Now, Your California State Insect...

Egg of a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

There's always something special going on at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on the UC Davis campus. But this Sunday, June 3, something even more special "may" occur.That's "may" because a California dogface butterfly "may" emerge from its chrysalis...

Egg of a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Egg of a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Egg of a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

California dogface butterfly emerging from chrysalis. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Newly emerged  California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Newly emerged California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Newly emerged California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

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