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Luck Be a Lady! (A Painted Lady)

A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The "Painted Ladies" are back in the Davis area. These are not the two-legged type, but the winged type--Vanessa cardui. They're migrating and driving UC Davis entomology and ecology students nuts. It's finals week and they'd love to be outdoors...

A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, nectaring on lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:23 PM

In the Pink?

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

He's never seen anything like it. A pink cabbage white butterfly? Pieris rapae are not pink--they're white  Yet there it was, flying around Cypress Lane in West Davis around noon Thursday, March 15. It was sporting a new do, a strange pinkish/red...

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM

It's Over

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Beer-for-a-Butterfly contest is over. And we have a winner! Drum roll...Art Shapiro... Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, who sponsors the annual Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest to...

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis, holds the first cabbage white butterfly of 2015. He collected it Jan. 26 in West Sacramento, Yolo County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:54 PM

It's a Butterfly Week!

Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When the week is about butterflies instead of guerrilla attacks, murderous rampages, measles outbreaks, and deflated footballs, it's a good week. Butterflies draw smiles instead of scowls, pleasure instead of pain, glee instead of grief. So, here's...

Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ulysses butterfly (Papilio ulysses) collection in the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These are all males. The females have barely any blue on their wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a Paris peacock butterfly (Papilio paris), part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a Paris peacock butterfly (Papilio paris), part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a Paris peacock butterfly (Papilio paris), part of the Bohart Museum of Entomology collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses nearly eight million specimens from all over the world. Here are some of the butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses nearly eight million specimens from all over the world. Here are some of the butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum of Entomology houses nearly eight million specimens from all over the world. Here are some of the butterfly specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 9:37 PM

The Real Skinny on Migrating Monarchs, Milkweed

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A recent article in Science magazine, headlined “Plan to Save Monarch Butterflies Backfires,” is getting a lot of attention. And UC Davis butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, is getting a lot of...

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectaring Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:55 PM

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