Posts Tagged: butterflies
Don't ask if the insects you find in your garden are "good bugs or bad bugs." Everything in your...
A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When the Northern California Lepidopterists met in February of 2019 at the Bohart Museum...
Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, shows visitors some of the butterfly specimens. The worldwide Lepidoptera collection now totals more than 500,000. One of the most recent donors was the late Charles Hageman of Yuba City (1945-2021). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you've been thinking about bees, butterflies and other pollinators--and wondering when the...
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, nectaring on a butterfly bush, Buddleia davidii. Many nectar plants will be available at the UC Davis Arboretum Nursery online plant sales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, nectaring on a purple salvia, Salvia farinacea. Salvias are popular in pollinator gardens.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black-faced bumble bee, Bombus californicus, foraging on purple ginny salvia. Salvias are popular at the UC Davis Arboretum nursery plant sales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, on purple lantana. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery manager Taylor Lewis caring for the plants. Plant sales this year are online sales with curbside pickup. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
COVID-10 pandemic precautions have changed the in-person plant sales to online plant sales at the UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a scene from the pre-COVID-19 UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery plant sales. The sales are now online, with curbside pickup. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
So here we have two cabbage white butterflies, a male and a female, fluttering around the...
Hello, there! Two cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, meet on catmint (Nepata) in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator yard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Look at me! A male cabbage white butterfly tries to draw the attention of a female. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In this image, the female cabbage white butterfly (left) raises her abdomen, rejecting the male that is scattering pheromone on her, says Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A 19th century nursery rhyme insists that little girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything...
A Monarch butterfly is pretty, but what it does can be "pretty gross," says author Rosemary Mosco. This image shows a monarch in Vacaville, Calif., nectaring on Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
In her book, author Rosemary Mosco includes a Giant Swallowtail, found in eastern and southwestern North America. This one is a Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)