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'Battus philenor! Battus philenor!'

Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor, nectaring on radish on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

“Battus philenor! Battus philenor!”   Butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, excitedly points to a Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on roadside  radish.  “Battus philenor!...

Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor, nectaring on radish on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor, nectaring on radish on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor, nectaring on radish on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and Pipevine Swallowtail,  Battis philenor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, and Pipevine Swallowtail, Battis philenor. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro monitoring his study site on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro monitoring his study site on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro monitoring his study site on Gates Canyon Road, Vacaville. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The slightest movement attracts Art Shapiro's attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The slightest movement attracts Art Shapiro's attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The slightest movement attracts Art Shapiro's attention. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alamo Creek is dry at the lower elevations of Gates Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alamo Creek is dry at the lower elevations of Gates Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Alamo Creek is dry at the lower elevations of Gates Canyon. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:05 PM

This Beard Never Looked So Good

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Aah, is there anything more beautiful than pipevine swallowtails nectaring on the rosy pink blossoms of Jupiter's Beard? Butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, monitors...

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jupiter's Beard and a single pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

Pray Thee Well

Pipevine swallowtail visiting the Storer Garden, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When I last met up with a pipevine swallowtail, it wasn't faring well. In fact, I didn't recognize it as a pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor), no thanks to it being in the clutches of a hungry praying mantis. Mantids have to eat, too, but I'd...

Pipevine swallowtail visiting the Storer Garden, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail visiting the Storer Garden, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail visiting the Storer Garden, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis devouring a pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis devouring a pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis devouring a pipevine swallowtail. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 9:40 PM

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