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Beer for a Butterfly? No Winner Yet!

As of today, Jan. 17, no one has won the Beer-for-a-Butterfly contest sponsored by butterfly guru Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, sipping nectar on catmint (Nepeta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, sipping nectar on catmint (Nepeta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, sipping nectar on catmint (Nepeta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 4:34 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

A Bigeyed Bug and a Monarch Butterfly

You've heard folks call insects "big 'ol bugs" (often in astonishment or terror), right? But have you ever seen a "bigeyed bug on a monarch...

A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A bigeyed bug on the wing of a monarch butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 5:50 PM
Tags: bigeyed bug (0), Geocoris (0), monarch butterfly (0), UC IPM (0)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Two Insect Contests: One Winner, One to Go

One down, one to go! We have a winner in the 4th annual Robbin Thorp Memorial First-Bumble-Bee-of-the-Year Contest, sponsored by the...

The search is on to collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Yolo, Sacramento and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The search is on to collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Yolo, Sacramento and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The search is on to collect the first cabbage white butterfly of the year in the three-county area of Yolo, Sacramento and Solano. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 6:28 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Suds for a Bug? Net the First Cabbage White and Win a Beer!

A beer for a butterfly? Suds for a bug?  It's almost time for the Art Shapiro's annual "Beer-for-a-Butterfly" contest that he's sponsored...

A cabbage white butterfly in flight, heading toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly in flight, heading toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly in flight, heading toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly flutters toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cabbage white butterfly flutters toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly flutters toward lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lantana in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the first-flight-of-the-year butterfly chart by Matt Forister, professor at the University of Nevada, who collaborates with UC Davis butterfly guru Art Shapiro. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with Shapiro.
This is the first-flight-of-the-year butterfly chart by Matt Forister, professor at the University of Nevada, who collaborates with UC Davis butterfly guru Art Shapiro. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with Shapiro.

This is the first-flight-of-the-year butterfly chart by Matt Forister, professor at the University of Nevada, who collaborates with UC Davis butterfly guru Art Shapiro. Forister received his doctorate from UC Davis, studying with Shapiro.

Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 4:20 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management

What's Better Than Seeing a Monarch Butterfly?

Question: What's better than seeing a monarch butterfly? Answer: Seeing two monarch butterflies sharing the same blossom on a butterfly...

Two migrating monarchs land on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. to sip some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two migrating monarchs land on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. to sip some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two migrating monarchs land on a butterfly bush in Vacaville, Calif. to sip some nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarchs engage in what appears to be a territorial battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The monarchs engage in what appears to be a territorial battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The monarchs engage in what appears to be a territorial battle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A kaleidoscope of orange and black as the two monarchs seek the same blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A kaleidoscope of orange and black as the two monarchs seek the same blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A kaleidoscope of orange and black as the two monarchs seek the same blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wings up! The monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Wings up! The monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wings up! The monarchs take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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