Posts Tagged: monarch butterfly
Why the Petunia Patch Reigned Supreme Today
All year long, we've been waiting for those majestic monarchs to visit our pollinator garden...
Find the monarch! A monarch stopped to nectar in a Mexican petunia patch Sept. 15 in a Vacaville pollinator garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Zooming in, you can see the iconic monarch nectaring on a Mexican petunia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
International Insect Salon: From 'Bugs Love' to 'Syrphid Feeding' to 'Monarch Laying Eggs'
If you attended the Entomological Society of America's 2021 meeting last week in Denver, you...
This image, "Monarch Laying Eggs," by Joe Virbickis of Washington, Ill., won the medal for "Best by Peoria Camera Club Member." (Copyright Joe Virbickis)
Best of Show went to Marcus Kam of Malaysia for this image, "Bugs Love." (Copyright Marcus Kam)
Entomologist Tom Myers won "Best by ESA Member" for this image of a syrphid fly. (Copyright Tom Myers)
One of the California-based images accepted in the 2021 international Insect Salon was this one by ESA member Kathy Keatley Garvey, of Gulf Fritillaries "Keeping Busy." (Copyright Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Seen Any Monarchs Lately?
Seen any monarchs lately? No, not the British royal family: the monarch butterfly, Danaus...
A territorial male bee, Melissodes agilis, targets a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in July 2020 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A territorial male bee, Melissodes agilis, confronts a monarch nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in July 2020, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Tiff on the Tithonia
It was July 3, 2020. The male bees, Melissodes agilis, were getting quite...
A territorial bee, a male Melissodes agilis, confronts a monarch butterfly in a Vacaville, Calif. pollinator garden. The prize relinquished: a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Surprise! A Monarch Caterpillar in C-O-L-D January
"What are YOU doing here?" It was Saturday morning, Jan. 23 and the monarch...
A monarch caterpillar on a milkweed leaf on Jan. 23 in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The third-instar monarch caterpillar crawling to dinner. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)