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Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest Is Over

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you were thinking of trying to net a cabbage white butterfly to win Art Shapiro's "Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest"--a butterfly for a pitcher of...

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white heads for catmint in a garden in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This graph by  Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae.  Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.
This graph by Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.

This graph by Matthew Forister, McMinn Professor of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, shows the first flights of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with major professor Art Shapiro.

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Suds for a Bug? Get Out Your Net!

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Suds for a bug? Get out your net! If you collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in a summer flight in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest: We Have a Winner!

Inside this glassine envelope is the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, ready to fly.  It's a male collected in Suisun City.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The 2019 “Beer for a Butterfly” contest is over. And the winner is…drum roll… Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished...

Inside this glassine envelope is the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, ready to fly.  It's a male collected in Suisun City.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Inside this glassine envelope is the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, ready to fly. It's a male collected in Suisun City.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Inside this glassine envelope is the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, ready to fly. It's a male collected in Suisun City.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, holds a glassine envelope containing the winner of the 2019 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, holds a glassine envelope containing the winner of the 2019 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, holds a glassine envelope containing the winner of the 2019 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

First flight dates of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in contest in three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo.
First flight dates of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in contest in three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo.

First flight dates of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in contest in three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo.

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 6:44 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

No Rapae Today! Maybe Tomorrow?

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No winner yet. The annual “Beer for a Butterfly" or "Suds for a Bug" contest has not produced a winner. But somewhere out there, is a cabbage...

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Have you seen a cabbage white butterfly yet this year? This image, taken last summer in Vacaville, shows a cabbage white butterfly trying to share a blossom with a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterflies in flight--but none collected this year yet in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to win Art Shapiro's contest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

No Winner Yet in Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest!

If you collect the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano, you could win the

If you've been looking for that elusive first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano, you're in...

If you collect the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano, you could win the
If you collect the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano, you could win the "Beer for a Butterfly" contest. Here a cabbage white heads for lantana.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you collect the first-of-the-year cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in the three-county area of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano, you could win the "Beer for a Butterfly" contest. Here a cabbage white heads for lantana.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 5:07 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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