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Posts Tagged: Painted Lady

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...

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

Black Friday? No, Butterfly Friday

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

What did you do on Black Friday? Did you spend the night camped out in front of a store? Or did you join the throngs of people who left home in the wee hours of the morning for the doorbuster deals or stayed on your computer for the online...

Posted on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Welcome Back, Painted Ladies

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on move. Butterflies. Scores of painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) are now migrating north from their overwintering sites near the U.S. Mexico border.  On Saturday, March 8 we saw two of them nectaring on Spanish lavender...

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

As the Worm Turns

Buddies? A honey bee edges toward a Noctuid caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

There it was. A green caterpillar, aka larva, aka worm, occupied a blanket flower (Gaillardia) last Friday morning in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre pollinator garden on Bee Biology Road at the University of California,...

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:13 PM
 
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