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The Butterfly and the Bee

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, sips nectar from an African blue basil blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a strikingly beautiful insect. But in its larval stage, the alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme--also known as the orange sulphur butterfly--is...

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, sips nectar from an African blue basil blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, sips nectar from an African blue basil blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, sips nectar from an African blue basil blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee shadows an alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee shadows an alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee shadows an alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, on African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two can get along: the alfalfa butterfly and the honey bee. In its larval stage, this butterfly is a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two can get along: the alfalfa butterfly and the honey bee. In its larval stage, this butterfly is a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two can get along: the alfalfa butterfly and the honey bee. In its larval stage, this butterfly is a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How to Train Your Praying Mantis

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We've trained puppies to "come," "sit" and "heel." We've trained an African grey parrot to say "Here, kitty, kitty, kitty! Meow!" We've trained the...

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis stretches in the African blue basil. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A little aerobics under the cosmos, as a bee does a flyover. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not
It's not "Say cheese!" It's "Say bee!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's not "Say cheese!" It's "Say bee!" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:16 PM
 
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