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No 'Brotherly Love' for California Sister

It definitely wasn't a case of "brotherly love" when a predator--maybe a bird or a praying mantis--grabbed the California Sister in our pollinator...

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Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 5:42 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden

Dogging the Dogface Butterfly

They dogged the dogface butterfly.  In celebrating the California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice, visitors at the Bohart Museum of...

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks about the history of the California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks about the history of the California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas talks about the history of the California dogface butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College reads her children’s book, “The Story of the Dogface Butterfly,” available in the gift Shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College reads her children’s book, “The Story of the Dogface Butterfly,” available in the gift Shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College reads her children’s book, “The Story of the Dogface Butterfly,” available in the gift Shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Kaitai Liu and Sol Wantz check out the Bohart’s live petting zoo, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and stick insects. Wantz is the incoming president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis students Kaitai Liu and Sol Wantz check out the Bohart’s live petting zoo, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and stick insects. Wantz is the incoming president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Kaitai Liu and Sol Wantz check out the Bohart’s live petting zoo, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, and stick insects. Wantz is the incoming president of the UC Davis Entomology Club. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Danielle Sion and Amberly Hackmann staff the felt dogface butterfly table.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis students Danielle Sion and Amberly Hackmann staff the felt dogface butterfly table.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis students Danielle Sion and Amberly Hackmann staff the felt dogface butterfly table.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum lab assistant Brennen Dyer (in back, center) staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum lab assistant Brennen Dyer (in back, center) staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum lab assistant Brennen Dyer (in back, center) staffs the Bohart Museum gift shop. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right) director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, cut one of the two specially made cakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Lynn Kimsey (right) director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, cut one of the two specially made cakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Lynn Kimsey (right) director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and Tabatha Yang, education and outreach coordinator, cut one of the two specially made cakes. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guests enjoyed the specially made cakes featuring a male dogface butterfly (shown) and a female dogface butterfly. They were the work of Tiffany Warrick of CreaTions N' EvenTs, Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Guests enjoyed the specially made cakes featuring a male dogface butterfly (shown) and a female dogface butterfly. They were the work of Tiffany Warrick of CreaTions N' EvenTs, Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Guests enjoyed the specially made cakes featuring a male dogface butterfly (shown) and a female dogface butterfly. They were the work of Tiffany Warrick of CreaTions N' EvenTs, Sacramento. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 11:19 AM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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

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