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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

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

Art Shapiro: 'The Controversy Over the Western Monarch Butterfly'

A male monarch nectars on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Back in February, butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, told a monarch butterfly summit on the UC...

A male monarch nectars on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male monarch nectars on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male monarch nectars on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. on Oct. 12, 2019. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing his colors, the male monarch adjusts his position on a butterfly bush on Oct. 12 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Showing his colors, the male monarch adjusts his position on a butterfly bush on Oct. 12 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Showing his colors, the male monarch adjusts his position on a butterfly bush on Oct. 12 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The male monarch takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The male monarch takes flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 4:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Where Are You, Gulf Fritillaries?

A Gulf Fritillary shares a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) with a hover fly (Syrphid). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Where are you, Gulf Fritillaries? The Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) population seems to be diminishing this year around Solano and Yolo...

A Gulf Fritillary shares a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) with a hover fly (Syrphid). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary shares a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) with a hover fly (Syrphid). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary shares a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) with a hover fly (Syrphid). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on the tendril of a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on the tendril of a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary laying an egg on the tendril of a passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up shot of a Gulf Fritillary egg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up shot of a Gulf Fritillary egg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up shot of a Gulf Fritillary egg. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A very hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A very hungry Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary and its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary and its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A newly eclosed Gulf Fritillary and its chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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

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

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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