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Gulf Frits in November?

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries in November? Yes! Gulf Fritillaries (Agraulis vanillae) are still active here in Solano County, on those...

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar crawling around the Passiflora. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

U Turn? A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar in action. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This Gulf Fritillary egg is about to hatch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Can a Jumping Spider Win the UC Davis Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest?

Herman the jumping spider nails a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Every year butterfly guru and distinguished professor Art Shapiro of the UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology sponsors a...

Herman the jumping spider nails a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Herman the jumping spider nails a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Herman the jumping spider nails a cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Herman the jumping spider eating the cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Herman the jumping spider eating the cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Herman the jumping spider eating the cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Food, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Buckeye Butterfly: Wanna Piece of Me?

Signs of a predator. A tattered Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wanna piece of me?  "Hey, Buckeye butterfly, you over there with chunks of a wing missing, yeah you, what happened?"  "Well, it was like...

Signs of a predator. A tattered Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Signs of a predator. A tattered Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Signs of a predator. A tattered Buckeye butterfly, Junonia coenia, sipping nectar from a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Buckeye butterfly can't get enough of the nectar of the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Buckeye butterfly can't get enough of the nectar of the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Buckeye butterfly can't get enough of the nectar of the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to fly, the Buckeye butterfly checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to fly, the Buckeye butterfly checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready to fly, the Buckeye butterfly checks out the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

For the first butterfly, it was the right place at the right time. An alfalfa or sulfur butterfly (Colias eurytheme) fluttered into our...

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! This unfortunate alfalfa butterfly fluttered into the wrong place at the wrong time. In its larval stage, it is a pest of alfalfa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gotcha! This unfortunate alfalfa butterfly fluttered into the wrong place at the wrong time. In its larval stage, it is a pest of alfalfa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gotcha! This unfortunate alfalfa butterfly fluttered into the wrong place at the wrong time. In its larval stage, it is a pest of alfalfa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 5:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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

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