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Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology

Have You Seen Me? Can You Identify Me?

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Have you seen me? Can you identify me? No, you're a skipper, but which one are you? The colorful brown skipper butterfly that touched down on our Jupiter's Beard in Vacaville, Calif., on May 17 puzzled us.  First skipper we've seen this year in...

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:58 PM

Go West, Young Monarch, Go West!

A male Monarch nectaring on Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Westward, ho! The western migration of the Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus)  to their overwintering sites along the California coast is underway. Butterfly expert Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the...

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Tiger by the Tail? Not This Time!

Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectars on a zinnia, unaware of the danger lurking below. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Don't look now, but a garden spider almost grabbed a tiger by the tail. The tiger? That would be the Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. The ragged wings of the butterfly (below) show signs of a close encounter with a predator--maybe...

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Pop Goes the Pieris

Professor Art Shapiro with his newly found cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pop goes the Pieris. So wrote professor Art Shapiro of the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology from his office in Storer Hall. Yes, he won his own contest again. Every year since 1972, the butterfly expert has sponsored a beer-for-a-butterfly...

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM
 
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