Posts Tagged: butterfly art
The Art at the Bohart: The Work of Francisco and Brittany
Art is part of the Bohart. Talented artists continually create stunning work at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, directed by Lynn Kimsey, UC...
Bohart Museum laboratory assistant and artist Brittany Kohler worked on the "Birdwing Butterfly" display in late October. In back are Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart, who spread all the wings; and collections manager Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
"Birdwing Butterfly": the finished art work. Francisco Bassó Medel did the earlier sketch and the piece was put together by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a birdwing butterfly, held by Brittany Kohler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and butterfly collector Bill Patterson and his wife, Doris Brown, Sacramento residents, admire the "Spiral Galaxy of Butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
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)
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)
A Butterfly Invasion in Yolo, Solano and Sacramento Counties
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)
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)
Seeing Yellow: Why? Outbreak of Alfalfa Butterflies
If you've been driving near alfalfa fields in Yolo County and other Central California counties lately, you've probably noticed them. Splat! Splat!...
Alfalfa butterfly trapped in a spider web and doused by a sprinkler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Alfalfa butterfly nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These Colors Didn't Run
We've seen bumble bees, honey bees, sweat bees, wool carder bees and syrphid flies topple into our swimming pool, but never an alfalfa...
Alfalfa butterfly, Colias eurytheme, lands in a swimming pool. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fished out of the pool, the alfalfa butterfly rests on the net. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Placed atop a flowering artichoke, the alfalfa butterfly dries its wings. Several minutes later it fluttered away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)