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Eight-Year-Old Boy 'Runner-Up' in Hunt for First Cabbage White Butterfly of the Year

UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro of the Department of Evolution and Ecology didn't sponsor his annual "Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest" this...

Asher Schneider, 8, of Davis, holds his
Asher Schneider, 8, of Davis, holds his "runner-up" cabbage white butterfly.

Asher Schneider, 8, of Davis, holds his "runner-up" cabbage white butterfly.

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in flight. This is a summer image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in flight. This is a summer image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, in flight. This is a summer image taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Shapiro Records First-of-the-Year Cabbage White Butterfly: 'Pop Goes the Pieris'

No contest, no winner, no beer? But he'll have a beer anyway! UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro, Department of Evolution and Ecology,...

A cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly nectaring on lavender in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the graph created by Matt Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada. Forister calculated that the first cabbage white butterfly of 2022 would be sighted in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano and Sacramento on Jan. 19.  UC Davis Professor Art Shapiro sighted his first of the year on Jan. 19.
This is the graph created by Matt Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada. Forister calculated that the first cabbage white butterfly of 2022 would be sighted in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano and Sacramento on Jan. 19. UC Davis Professor Art Shapiro sighted his first of the year on Jan. 19.

This is the graph created by Matt Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada. Forister calculated that the first cabbage white butterfly of 2022 would be sighted in the three-county area of Yolo, Solano and Sacramento on Jan. 19. UC Davis Professor Art Shapiro sighted his first of the year on Jan. 19.

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 3:23 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest? Maybe Not in 2022

There may not be a UC Davis "Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest" or "Suds for a Bug" in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic precautions and/or lockdown may...

This is a cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. In its larval stage, it is a pest of cucurbits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. In its larval stage, it is a pest of cucurbits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. In its larval stage, it is a pest of cucurbits. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 4:56 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources

It's Friday Fly Day!

If it's Friday, it must be "Friday Fly Day!" And a perfect day to post an image of a fly. This is a female tachinid, genus Peleteria, in the...

A female tachinid on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female tachinid on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female tachinid on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 6:02 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

No Contest, But Art Shapiro Spots First Cabbage White Butterfly of Year

The COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2021 Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest but sponsor Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and...

The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Matthew Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada and a former graduate student of Art Shapiro's, analyzes and graphs the annual data.
Matthew Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada and a former graduate student of Art Shapiro's, analyzes and graphs the annual data.

Matthew Forister, the McMinn Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada and a former graduate student of Art Shapiro's, analyzes and graphs the annual data.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 2:05 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources

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