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A 'Firecracker of a Surprise' in Davis: Who Knew?

These are the caterpillars (larvae) of the Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, that Ria de Grassi noticed on her firecracker plant. (Photo by Ria de Grassi)

When plant and insect enthusiast Ria de Grassi discovered caterpillars on her firecracker plant, Russelia equisetiformis, last July 10 in her yard in Davis, Calif., she asked noted butterfly authority Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of...

These are the caterpillars (larvae) of the Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, that Ria de Grassi noticed on her firecracker plant. (Photo by Ria de Grassi)
These are the caterpillars (larvae) of the Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, that Ria de Grassi noticed on her firecracker plant. (Photo by Ria de Grassi)

These are the caterpillars (larvae) of the Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, that Ria de Grassi noticed on her firecracker plant. (Photo by Ria de Grassi)

Plant and insect enthusiast Ria de Grassi of Davis, a UC Davis alumna, reads in her newly landscaped backyard, a
Plant and insect enthusiast Ria de Grassi of Davis, a UC Davis alumna, reads in her newly landscaped backyard, a "Life After Lawn" project. (Photo by Katie Hetrick, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden)

Plant and insect enthusiast Ria de Grassi of Davis, a UC Davis alumna, reads in her newly landscaped backyard, a "Life After Lawn" project. (Photo by Katie Hetrick, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden)

Firecracker plant, Russellia equisetiforis, thrives by the Sciences Lab Building on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Firecracker plant, Russellia equisetiforis, thrives by the Sciences Lab Building on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Firecracker plant, Russellia equisetiforis, thrives by the Sciences Lab Building on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The ABCs of the Bee-a-Thon 3

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What Emmet Brady describes as "the wonderful world of pollination" will come to life on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Brady, a cultural entomologist, hosts the Insect News Network on KDRT 97.4 FM Radio, Davis, and every year he hosts a "Bee-a-Thon" to spotlight...

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on an apple blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a begonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee on a cucumber blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM
 
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