Posts Tagged: UC Davis Department of Evolution and Ecology
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.
Hello, Spring! Welcome, Western Tiger Swallowtail
Hello, spring! It's not "officially" spring until we see--and photograph--the spectacular Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. One landed...
A Western tiger swallowtail, missing part of its tails, nectars March 30 on a lilac bush at a Vacaville park. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The nectar met with this butterfly's approval. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of the Western tiger swallowtail on the lilac bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready to take flight, the Western tiger swallowtail sips a little more nectar from the lilac bush. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In Search of Butterflies
Oh, to find a butterfly in January. Butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology, knows where they are. As...
Red admiral, Vanessa atalanta. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can a Jumping Spider Win the UC Davis Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest?
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 eating the cabbage white butterfly. (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)