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UC Davis: Where to Learn About Insects and How to Collect Them

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon.

Life, as we know it, changed rapidly with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. As you shelter in and look for something intriguing to do, would...

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon.
Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. "They are also found in Queensland, Australia, and some islands of Indonesia. It is one of those iconic butterflies that is often pictured in ads and other media because of its spectacular color." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Swallowtail butterflies at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section, says these are the Ulysses swallowtail – Papilio ulysses – that were collected in New Guinea, mostly by senior museum scientist Steve Heydon. "They are also found in Queensland, Australia, and some islands of Indonesia. It is one of those iconic butterflies that is often pictured in ads and other media because of its spectacular color." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The European wool carder bee is the subject of one of the Bohart Museum online fact sheets, written by director Lynn Kimsey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

Butterfly Summit Features UC Davis Expert Art Shapiro

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How's the butterfly population faring in north-central California? What do you plant to attract and sustain them? You can find out at the second...

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and author Sal Levinson speaks at the inaugural Butterfly Summit. Seated next to her is Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at the first-ever Butterfly Summit at Anne's Annuals and Perennials, Richmond. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Place to Be Oct. 24: UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So, you're looking for some host plants to attract butterflies, like monarchs and pipevine swallowtails? You're yearning to see monarch eggs,...

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly released (Oct. 23) male monarch butterfly lands on a ginkgo tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male monarch soaks up sunshine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This was the scene at a recent UC Davis Arboretum Plant Sale. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 4:09 PM

For the Love of Butterflies

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A passion for butterflies coupled with a yearning to protect their habitat is what drives 98-year-old Louise Hallberg, founder of the nine-acre...

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pipeline swallowtail caterpillar on Dutchman's pipeline. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Butterfly crossing in front of the Hallberg home. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The paths are fun to explore. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A metallic reminder that this is a butterfly garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:29 PM
 
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