Posts Tagged: entomology
When a monarch butterfly fluttered into the Davis garden of naturalist Greg Kareofelas and laid an...
The Egg: Greg Kareofelas collected this egg from a narrowleaf milkweed in his Davis yard on Aug. 25. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The Caterpillar: The egg that Greg Kareofelas collected Aug. 25 became a larva or caterpillar 3.5 days later. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The Chrysalis: The caterpillar formed a chrysalis 12.5 days later. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The Adult: The monarch eclosed only 8.5 days after forming the chrysalis and is shown here drying its wings. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Meet Ruth: The monarch, a female, spreads her wings. Greg named her "Ruth," after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality and women's rights. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
The California Dogface Butterfly, the state insect, is making quite a splash, and Placer Land...
Professor Fran Keller of Folsom Lake College with a bottle of Dogface Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Lone Buffalo Vineyards and Winery, Auburn. Sales of the wine help conservation efforts of Placer Land Trust to protect the butterfly, the California state insect.
Greg Kareofelas (far left), a Bohart Museum of Entomology associate and a docent for Placer Land Trust's tours of the California dogface butterfly habitat, shows a butterfly to Rob Steward of the "Rob on the Road" production. (Photo by Fran Keller)
Gotta love those crab spiders! We've seen them ambushing prey, eating prey and looking for more...
A crab spider nails a lygus bug, a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This green bottle fly met its fate, compliments of a crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider tucked inside a zinnia blossom awaits prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's been a "very poor year" for monarch butterflies in the Pacific Northwest. So, folks, if...
This migrating monarch flew from a vineyard in Ashland, Ore. to a garden in Vacaville, Calif. in 2016. This amounted to 285 miles in seven days or about 40.7 miles per day, according to WSU entomologist David James, who studies migratory monarchs.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A tattered and torn migrating monarch in Vacaville, Calif. This image was taken in 2016. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed female monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A newly eclosed male monarch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What a delight to see that European paper wasp nest tucked beneath the overhang of a fence in...
An European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) nest in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, peers between the petals of a yellow rose. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)