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A Summit to Save the Butterflies

Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let's wing it, they said. And they did. But this event wasn't "winged"; it was well planned and rooted in educational information. Wings? A reference to the flutter of the ever decreasing butterfly wings. The occasion? The inaugural "Wing It"...

Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tora Rocha (left), founder of the Pollinator Posse of Oakland (soon to be statewide), and Mia Monroe, coordinator of the Xerces Society's Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, address the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist/author Sally
Entomologist/author Sally "Sal" Levinson speaks to the crowd. On the panel (from left) are Mia Monroe of the Xerces Society, Amber Hasselbring of San Francisco's Nature in the City, and Tora Rocha of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist/author Sally "Sal" Levinson speaks to the crowd. On the panel (from left) are Mia Monroe of the Xerces Society, Amber Hasselbring of San Francisco's Nature in the City, and Tora Rocha of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Master Gardener Suzanne Clarke of Sonoma County urges
UC Master Gardener Suzanne Clarke of Sonoma County urges "Plant milkweed and the monarchs will come." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Master Gardener Suzanne Clarke of Sonoma County urges "Plant milkweed and the monarchs will come." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hand shoots up to ask a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hand shoots up to ask a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hand shoots up to ask a question. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies ruled at the Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterflies ruled at the Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterflies ruled at the Butterfly Summit. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:50 PM

From an Egg to a Caterpillar to a Chrysalis to a Monarch

A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you ever seen a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) lay an egg on her host plant, the milkweed? Have you ever seen a close-up of the egg? The larva or caterpillar? The chrysalis? The eclosure (when the adult emerges from the...

A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch laying an egg on her host plant, milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a cream-colored monarch egg. Note the oleander or milkweed aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a cream-colored monarch egg. Note the oleander or milkweed aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a cream-colored monarch egg. Note the oleander or milkweed aphid next to it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very tiny caterpillar but it's big enough to start eating holes in the leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A very tiny caterpillar but it's big enough to start eating holes in the leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very tiny caterpillar but it's big enough to start eating holes in the leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fifth-instar monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A fifth-instar monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A fifth-instar monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The jade green chrysalid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The jade green chrysalid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The jade green chrysalid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Voila! A monarch butterfly has just eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Voila! A monarch butterfly has just eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Voila! A monarch butterfly has just eclosed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:47 PM
Tags: adult (6), caterpillar (14), eclosure (4), egg (9), larva (4), monarch butterfly (19), Sal Levinson (3), USDA Forest Service (3)

The Beckoning World of Butterflies

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Generally, butterflies are brightly colored on the top side and have dull colors on the underside. The bright colors are used to attract a mate and the dull colors are used to hide from predators." So writes Sal (Sally) Levinson in her newly published...

A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch, Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch,Danaus plexippus, forages on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a  monarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a monarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of amonarch, Danaus plexippus,on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 5:01 PM
 
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