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No Fun Having a 'Hole in One'

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's no fun having a "hole in one." No, not golf. A hole in your butterfly habitat. So, here it is September of 2016 and we're at home rearing monarch butterflies as part of our small-scale conservation project to help the declining...

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a tachinid fly maggot, freshly emerged from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a tachinid fly maggot, freshly emerged from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a tachinid fly maggot, freshly emerged from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Size comparison: a penny, a newly emerged tachinid fly maggot and pupae. The maggot will soon darken and harden and turn into a pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Size comparison: a penny, a newly emerged tachinid fly maggot and pupae. The maggot will soon darken and harden and turn into a pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Size comparison: a penny, a newly emerged tachinid fly maggot and pupae. The maggot will soon darken and harden and turn into a pupa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM

A June Bridal Couple That Monarch Moms and Dads Will Hate

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for those June weddings? Coming to an altar near you...a bride and a groom. "When you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."--Anonymous. "Look happy," say the wedding photographers as they focus on the bridal couple, and then single out...

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a bridal couple photo that monarch moms and dads out there will hate. Close-up of two tachinid flies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a bridal couple photo that monarch moms and dads out there will hate. Close-up of two tachinid flies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a bridal couple photo that monarch moms and dads out there will hate. Close-up of two tachinid flies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly maggots emerging from their host, a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tachinid fly maggots emerging from their host, a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tachinid fly maggots emerging from their host, a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tachinid fly maggot emerging from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tachinid fly maggot emerging from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A tachinid fly maggot emerging from its host, a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

As Green as a...Well...Green Bottle Fly

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Strange thing, nobody ever says "as green as a green bottle fly." 'Cept maybe an entomologist. You've heard: As green as an emerald As green as a lizard As green as a gourd As green as grass As green as bottled glass As green as it gets But...

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green bottle fly nectaring on Lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to eye with a green bottle fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 4:39 PM
 
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