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Happy Labor Day from a Gulf Fritillary

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Happy Labor Day! And what an appropriate time to post an image of a Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, depositing an egg! The females...

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 3:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Butterfly Invasion in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties

The sulphur or alfalfa butterfly, (Colias eurytheme) is widespread now in Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties and is the biggest invasion in 20 or 30 years, says Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you think there's a butterfly invasion in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano and Sacramento, wait until you hear what Art Shapiro,...

The sulphur or alfalfa butterfly, (Colias eurytheme) is widespread now in Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties and is the biggest invasion in 20 or 30 years, says Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The sulphur or alfalfa butterfly, (Colias eurytheme) is widespread now in Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties and is the biggest invasion in 20 or 30 years, says Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The sulphur or alfalfa butterfly, (Colias eurytheme) is widespread now in Solano, Yolo and Sacramento counties and is the biggest invasion in 20 or 30 years, says Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

San Francisco-based artist-lepidopterist Liam O'Brien depicts the alfalfa butterfly in a book to be published by Heyday Press in 2014. (Image courtesy of Liam O'Brien)
San Francisco-based artist-lepidopterist Liam O'Brien depicts the alfalfa butterfly in a book to be published by Heyday Press in 2014. (Image courtesy of Liam O'Brien)

San Francisco-based artist-lepidopterist Liam O'Brien depicts the alfalfa butterfly in a book to be published by Heyday Press in 2014. (Image courtesy of Liam O'Brien)

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 3:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Gulf Fritillary: Spreading a Little Joy

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20, and it seems like a good time to run a photo of a Gulf Fritilliary. Because it just is. It is a joy to see,...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Achemon Sphinx Moth: A Lovely Beast, Indeed

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a

It is indeed a “lovely beast,” as lepidopterist Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, ...

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a
Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a "lovely beast," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Ann Sievers, owner, grower and miller Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., recently found this one the wall of her patio. (Photo by Ann Sievers)

Eumorpha achemon, the Achemon Sphinx, is a "lovely beast," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. Ann Sievers, owner, grower and miller Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., recently found this one the wall of her patio. (Photo by Ann Sievers)

What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's for lunch? A chicken in one of Ann Sievers' flocks at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Co., eyes the photographer. Chickens eagerly eat lots of bugs--if they're available. The larvae of the Achemon Sphinx moth feed on grape leaves. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas took this image of an Eumorpha achemon larva in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult Eumorpha achemon, photographed by naturalist-photographer Greg Kareofelas in his yard in Davis several years ago. It was feeding on native grape, Vitus californica. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Tiger in Your Garden

A screen shot of the Tree of Life-UC Davis YouTube program with host Joel Ledford (left) of the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology and Jason Bond of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

The "Tiger King" has nothing on the Western Tiger Swallowtail. The colorful yellow and black butterfly, Papilio rutulus, reigns supreme. We saw this...

A screen shot of the Tree of Life-UC Davis YouTube program with host Joel Ledford (left) of the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology and Jason Bond of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
A screen shot of the Tree of Life-UC Davis YouTube program with host Joel Ledford (left) of the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology and Jason Bond of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

The Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, foraging in the Ruth Storer Garden in the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another view of the majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail in the Ruth Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Another view of the majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail in the Ruth Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Another view of the majestic Western Tiger Swallowtail in the Ruth Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 5:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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