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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

Bingo! First Cabbage White Butterfly of the Year!

In between the rain and the cold, UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro of the Department of Evolution and Ecology has been searching in vain...

UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro spotted two cabbage white butterflies today (Feb. 8) in West Sacramento, Yolo County. These weren't them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro spotted two cabbage white butterflies today (Feb. 8) in West Sacramento, Yolo County. These weren't them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis distinguished professor Art Shapiro spotted two cabbage white butterflies today (Feb. 8) in West Sacramento, Yolo County. These weren't them. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the first-flight-of-the-butterfly chart by UC Davis alumnus Matthew
This is the first-flight-of-the-butterfly chart by UC Davis alumnus Matthew "Matt" Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, and Foundation Professor, Department of Biology, University of Nevada.

This is the first-flight-of-the-butterfly chart by UC Davis alumnus Matthew "Matt" Forister, the Trevor J. McMinn Endowed Professor in Biology, and Foundation Professor, Department of Biology, University of Nevada.

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 4:43 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Oh, That Elusive Cabbage White Butterfly

No butterfly. No beer.  Blame the rain. Blame the cold. As of today, Jan. 26, no one has won Art Shapiro's "Beer-for-a-Butterfly...

A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly stops for a little catmint nectar (flight fuel) on a warm summer day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3:53 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

To Catch a Cabbage White...On a Wing and a Prayer

To catch a cabbage white butterfly... It was early October and a gravid praying mantis, almost ready to deposit her ootheca, was hungry. She...

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "I'm hungry! What's to eat?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "I'm hungry! What's to eat?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "I shall stretch and offer up a prayer that dinner will arrive." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "I shall stretch and offer up a prayer that dinner will arrive." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "My prayers are answered. Is that what I think it is? Dinner?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "My prayers are answered. Is that what I think it is? Dinner?" (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "I shall eat everything but the wings." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "I shall eat everything but the wings." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "I'm not finished yet." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "I'm not finished yet." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis:
Praying mantis: "My future offspring will appreciate the protein." This mantis is a Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis alumnus studying for his master's degree at Towson University, Towson, Md. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Praying mantis: "My future offspring will appreciate the protein." This mantis is a Stagmomantis limbata, as identified by Lohit Garikipati, a UC Davis alumnus studying for his master's degree at Towson University, Towson, Md. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 3:59 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Pest Management

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)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint (Nepeta) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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.
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.

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.

Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 4:46 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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