Posts Tagged: Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest
Oh, That Elusive Cabbage White Butterfly
No butterfly. No beer. Blame the rain. Blame the cold. As of today, Jan. 26, no one has won Art Shapiro's "Beer-for-a-Butterfly...
A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
No Cabbage White Butterfly, No Bumble Bee
No cabbage white butterfly, no bumble bee. As of 4 p.m. today (Jan. 6), the two UC Davis "bug contests" underway--one, to collect the first...
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in flight, heading toward lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on Italian Italian bugloss, Anchusa azurea. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-tailed bumble bee, Bombus melanopygus, heading for a jade blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beer-for-Butterfly Contest Set; Why It's of Special Interest This Year
UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro's annual Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest, in which he trades a pitcher of beer (or its equivalent) for the...
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint (Nepeta) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Matt Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, Foundation Professor, at the University of Nevada (and a former graduate student of Aat Shapiro's) created this graph showing the first flights of Pieris rapae.
Eight-Year-Old Boy 'Runner-Up' in Hunt for First Cabbage White Butterfly of the Year
UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro of the Department of Evolution and Ecology didn't sponsor his annual "Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest" this...
Asher Schneider, 8, of Davis, holds his "runner-up" cabbage white butterfly.
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in flight. This is a summer image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Shapiro Records First-of-the-Year Cabbage White Butterfly: 'Pop Goes the Pieris'
No contest, no winner, no beer? But he'll have a beer anyway! UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro, Department of Evolution and Ecology,...
A cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the graph created by Matt Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada. Forister calculated that the first cabbage white butterfly of 2022 would be sighted in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano and Sacramento on Jan. 19. UC Davis Professor Art Shapiro sighted his first of the year on Jan. 19.