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What Effect Did the California Drought Have on Butterflies?

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, counting butterflies in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Remember the California drought of 2011 to 2015? What effect did that have on butterflies? Newly published research examining more than four decades of data collected in central California by Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution...

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, counting butterflies in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, counting butterflies in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, counting butterflies in Gates Canyon, Vacaville, on Jan. 26, 2014. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matt Forister: Melissa Blue Butterfly and Colonization of Alfalfa

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno,  will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.

Want to learn more about the Melissa blue butterfly and its colonization of alfalfa? UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), will return to UC Davis campus on Wednesday, April 25 to discuss...

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno,  will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.
UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.

UC Davis alumnus Matt Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno, will present a seminar at UC Davis on Wednesday, April 25 on his work with understanding the colonization of alfalfa by the Melissa blue butterfly.

The Melissa blue butterfly, either Lycaeides melissa or Plebejus melissa, basking on an alfalfa plant. (Photo by Matt Forister)
The Melissa blue butterfly, either Lycaeides melissa or Plebejus melissa, basking on an alfalfa plant. (Photo by Matt Forister)

The Melissa blue butterfly, either Lycaeides melissa or Plebejus melissa, basking on an alfalfa plant. (Photo by Matt Forister)

We Have a Winner! Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest

UC Davis student Jacob Montgomery (left) and Professor Art Shapiro toast the first flight of a cabbage white, found in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We have a winner! And he wasn't even looking for it. A UC Davis graduate student won the “Beer for a Butterfly” contest by collecting the first cabbage white butterfly of the year Saturday morning, Jan. 16 outside his home in West...

UC Davis student Jacob Montgomery (left) and Professor Art Shapiro toast the first flight of a cabbage white, found in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Jacob Montgomery (left) and Professor Art Shapiro toast the first flight of a cabbage white, found in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Jacob Montgomery (left) and Professor Art Shapiro toast the first flight of a cabbage white, found in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matt Forister's graph of the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. His graph shows that Jacob Montgomery's find was spot on.
Matt Forister's graph of the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. His graph shows that Jacob Montgomery's find was spot on.

Matt Forister's graph of the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. His graph shows that Jacob Montgomery's find was spot on.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Monarch Population in California 'Booming'

A handful of monarch caterpillars from one narrow-leafed milkweed plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you missed it, you should to listen to what longtime butterfly researcher Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, says about California's monarch butterfly population. He's been...

A handful of monarch caterpillars from one narrow-leafed milkweed plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A handful of monarch caterpillars from one narrow-leafed milkweed plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A handful of monarch caterpillars from one narrow-leafed milkweed plant. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly emerged male monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly emerged male monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly emerged male monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Fleeting Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly

It's good to see those fluttering butterflies back in the news again. But they are fleeting butterflies. For the past 35 years, noted butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro (top right), UC Davis professor of evolution and ecology, has documented the...

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

MONARCH BUTTERFLY (Danaus plexippus), shown here in the Luther Burbank Gardens, Santa Rosa, is one of the butterflies that Art Shapiro has studied for the last 35 years. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail

WESTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL (Papilio rutulus), shown here in Healdsburg, is on Art Shapiro's radar and database. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gray Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak

GRAY HAIRSTREAK (Strymon melinus) feeding here in a garden in Vacaville, Calif., is quite territorial. It is one of the butterflies that Art Shapiro studies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 5:56 PM
Tags: Arthur Shapiro (1), butterflies (1), Matt Forister (5), PNAS (1)
 
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