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Bohart Open House: Celebrating the California Dogface Butterfly

What's the story behind how and why the California dogface butterfly was designated as the state insect 50 years ago? That story will be among...

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The egg of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The caterpillar or larva of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

The chrysalis of the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male  California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

An adult male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Yard & Garden

The Land of Z (Zerene) and The Land of B (Bohart)

Friday, June 10 proved to be a great day in "The Land of Z," and Saturday, July 16 promises to be a great day in the "Land of B." The Land of Z?...

And the tour of the California dogface butterfly habitat begins. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
And the tour of the California dogface butterfly habitat begins. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

And the tour of the California dogface butterfly habitat begins. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang and Steve Heydon of the Bohart crew photograph California dogface butterflies. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas.
Tabatha Yang and Steve Heydon of the Bohart crew photograph California dogface butterflies. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. "Males fly a beat, often coming down a canyon, then turning around and going back up again, and repeating," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. "Both sexes routinely fly 15-20 feet off the ground.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tabatha Yang and Steve Heydon of the Bohart crew photograph California dogface butterflies. In back is Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. "Males fly a beat, often coming down a canyon, then turning around and going back up again, and repeating," says UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro. "Both sexes routinely fly 15-20 feet off the ground.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer with a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer with a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer with a California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart crew on the Auburn field trip included (from left) Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College, a Bohart scientist; senior museum scientist Steve Heydon; Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator;  Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate and a PLT volunteer guide; and Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Bohart crew on the Auburn field trip included (from left) Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College, a Bohart scientist; senior museum scientist Steve Heydon; Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator; Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate and a PLT volunteer guide; and Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart crew on the Auburn field trip included (from left) Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College, a Bohart scientist; senior museum scientist Steve Heydon; Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator; Greg Kareofelas, Bohart associate and a PLT volunteer guide; and Bohart lab assistant Brennen Dyer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 11, 2022 at 2:29 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Ready to Learn About the Flying Pansies at the Bohart Museum on July 16?

You won't want to miss this. It's an opportunity to learn more about the biology and history of California's state insect, the California dogface...

A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A male California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 4:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment

Bohart Museum: Learn about California's State Insect on UC Davis Picnic Day

Quick, what's the California state insect? You may know that the California grizzly bear (Ursus californicus) is the official state animal. You may...

This is the female California dogface butterfly, photographed by Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology asociate.
This is the female California dogface butterfly, photographed by Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology asociate.

This is the female California dogface butterfly, photographed by Greg Kareofelas, a Bohart Museum of Entomology asociate.

This is a California dogface butterfly eclosing from its chrysalis. (Reared and photographed by Greg Kareofelas)
This is a California dogface butterfly eclosing from its chrysalis. (Reared and photographed by Greg Kareofelas)

This is a California dogface butterfly eclosing from its chrysalis. (Reared and photographed by Greg Kareofelas)

This is the cover of the children's book,
This is the cover of the children's book, "The Story of the Dogface Butterfly," written by Fran Keller, now a professor at Folsom Lake College. Images are by Keller and Greg Kareofelas, and illustrations by Laine Bauer.

This is the cover of the children's book, "The Story of the Dogface Butterfly," written by Fran Keller, now a professor at Folsom Lake College. Images are by Keller and Greg Kareofelas, and illustrations by Laine Bauer.

The Bohart Museum's popular live
The Bohart Museum's popular live "petting zoo" also will be featured at the UC Davis Picnic Day. Here youngsters hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Bohart Museum's popular live "petting zoo" also will be featured at the UC Davis Picnic Day. Here youngsters hold Madagascar hissing cockroaches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs also will be featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on UC Davis Picnic Day. Jeff Smith curates the lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs also will be featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on UC Davis Picnic Day. Jeff Smith curates the lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs also will be featured at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on UC Davis Picnic Day. Jeff Smith curates the lepidoptera collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 4:03 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Family, Innovation, Natural Resources

Golden Year for the California Dogface Butterfly, But Questions Remain

If insects could celebrate, the California dogface butterfly would be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its designation as the California...

Greg Karefelas (left), an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares his expertise of the California dogface butterfly with Rob Stewart of the TV program,
Greg Karefelas (left), an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares his expertise of the California dogface butterfly with Rob Stewart of the TV program, "Rob on the Road."

Greg Karefelas (left), an associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shares his expertise of the California dogface butterfly with Rob Stewart of the TV program, "Rob on the Road."

Posted on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 2:51 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources

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