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Oh, the Plants You'll See at the UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale!

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who doesn't love that "bolt of blue," the pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor? A black butterfly with iridescent blue hindwings, it's a frequent visitor to our garden, where it nectars on such plants as the butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii, ...

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, is like a bolt of blue. Here it heads for salvia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nursery manager Taylor Lewis holds a California Dutchman's pipevine, one of the plants available at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden's plant sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Volunteer Mary Patterson gets plants ready for the big sale on Saturday, March 9. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley  Garvey)
Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Carts are all lined up--ready for customers. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those Glorious Pipevine Swallowtails

Two pipevine swallowtails on the Korean lilac, Syringa patula, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today was a glorious day in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden in the UC Davis Arboretum. Absolutely glorious. The scent of the Korean lilac, Syringa patula, drew several pipevine swallowtails (Battus philenor), their iridescent blue hind wings gleaming in...

Two pipevine swallowtails on the Korean lilac, Syringa patula, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two pipevine swallowtails on the Korean lilac, Syringa patula, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two pipevine swallowtails on the Korean lilac, Syringa patula, in the Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail soars over the Korean lilac where another pipevine swallowtail is nectaring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail soars over the Korean lilac where another pipevine swallowtail is nectaring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail soars over the Korean lilac where another pipevine swallowtail is nectaring. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtails in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtails in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtails in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The gleaming iridescent blue hind wings of the pipevine swallowtail and the stunning purple blossoms of the Korean lilac. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The gleaming iridescent blue hind wings of the pipevine swallowtail and the stunning purple blossoms of the Korean lilac. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The gleaming iridescent blue hind wings of the pipevine swallowtail and the stunning purple blossoms of the Korean lilac. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5:52 PM

Never Say 'Pipe Down' to a Pipevine Swallowtail

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Never say "pipe down" to a pipevine swallowtail. It's a butterfly we treasure. You may have seen it nectaring on your butterfly bush. It's black with blue iridescent upper wings and orange arrowhead-like spots on its inner wings.   Butterfly...

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pipevine swallowtail, Battus philenor, flashes its colors. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a pipevine swallowtail nectaring on a butterfly bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine  swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in a familiar pose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black and blue on blue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipevine swallowtail in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:46 PM

From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly; Don't Eat 'em--Here's Why

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors to the UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM) display in front of Briggs Hall at the 101st annual Picnic Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, got a close look at the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. While...

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar is black with red spines. This one was displayed at the UC Davis Picnic Day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The human touch: young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The human touch: young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The human touch: young fingers touch the Pipevine Swallowtail caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An adult Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring on Jupiter's Beard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist specialist emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), former associate director for urban and community IPM and Karey Windbiel-Rojas who replaced Flint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist specialist emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), former associate director for urban and community IPM and Karey Windbiel-Rojas who replaced Flint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bird's eye view of the UC IPM display in front of Briggs Hall during the 101st annual campuswide Picnic Day. Staffing the tables are Extension entomologist specialist emeritus Mary Lou Flint (left), former associate director for urban and community IPM and Karey Windbiel-Rojas who replaced Flint. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:17 PM

'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

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