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Tropical Milkweed Doesn't Deserve the Bad Rap

Fact: Milkweed is the host plant of the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. Fact: Without milkweed, no monarchs. Yet a milkweed species...

A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch nectaring on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar foraging on  tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch caterpillar foraging on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch caterpillar foraging on tropical milkweed, Asclepias curassavica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a monarch caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A monarch laying an egg on a tropical milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 1:21 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

How Little We Know About Monarchs...

How little we know about monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus... And how long misinformation can linger... Take the news about the overwintering...

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Monarchs overwintering in the Natural Bridges State Park, Santa Cruz, in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 4:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Overwintering Milkweed Bugs on the Prowl

Have you seen any overwintering milkweed bugs lately? About a dozen milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus, emerged from seclusion Jan....

Two's company, three's a crowd? Milkweed bugs on a cactus on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two's company, three's a crowd? Milkweed bugs on a cactus on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's company, three's a crowd? Milkweed bugs on a cactus on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A colorful milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, sunning itself on a succulent on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A colorful milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, sunning itself on a succulent on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A colorful milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus, sunning itself on a succulent on Jan. 2, 2022 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Warmth of the January sun and these milkweed bugs are getting all of it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Warmth of the January sun and these milkweed bugs are getting all of it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Warmth of the January sun and these milkweed bugs are getting all of it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:32 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

The Importance of Museum Collections

We're glad to see the importance of museum collections mentioned in the newly published UC Davis research analyzing modern-day and museum collections...

UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, wearing a Bohart Museum t-shirt, and then doctoral student Micah Freedman, did monarch research on Guam.
UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, wearing a Bohart Museum t-shirt, and then doctoral student Micah Freedman, did monarch research on Guam.

UC Davis emeritus professor Hugh Dingle, wearing a Bohart Museum t-shirt, and then doctoral student Micah Freedman, did monarch research on Guam.

Former UC Davis doctoral student Micah Freedman tending his milkweed in a UC Davis greenhouse, where he reared monarchs for research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Former UC Davis doctoral student Micah Freedman tending his milkweed in a UC Davis greenhouse, where he reared monarchs for research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Former UC Davis doctoral student Micah Freedman tending his milkweed in a UC Davis greenhouse, where he reared monarchs for research. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 3:59 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Which One Is Not Like the Other?

So here are all these milkweed bugs clustered on a showy milkweed leaf, Asclepias speciosa. It's early morning and the red bugs are a real eye...

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Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:08 PM
Tags: aphids (53), Asclepias speciosa (12), Hugh Dingle (20), lady beetle (27), ladybug (28), mlkweed bugs (1), red (3)
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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