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Skippers and Sedum

Fiery Skipper

Skippers and sedum. Sedum and skippers.A perfect match. The flower, sedum (family Crassulaceae), and the fiery skipper butterfly (Hylephila phyleus, family Hesperlidae) make...

Fiery Skipper
Fiery Skipper

FIERY SKIPPER (Hylephila phyleus) in a jet-fighter position on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of a fiery skipper on sedum shows it sipping nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:58 PM

This Red(bud's) for You

Redhumped Caterpillars

There's a whole lot of crunchin' going on. The redhumped caterpillar has discovered our redbud tree, which it considers an "all-you-can" buffet. Now this is a voracious...

Redhumped Caterpillars
Redhumped Caterpillars

REDHUMPED CATERPILLARS dining on a leaf of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Skeletonized Leaf
Skeletonized Leaf

SKELETONIZED LEAF of a redbud tree damaged by redhumped caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Lovely Indeed

Cabbage White

If we were to describe the cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) in one word, it would be "lovely."Especially when it nectars from catmint (Nepeta) in the early evening, as...

Cabbage White
Cabbage White

CABBAGE WHITE butterfly glows in the late afternoon sun as it nectars on catmint (Nepeta). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ballroom Gown
Ballroom Gown

BALLROOM GOWN? No, the exquisite cabbage white butterfly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 7:20 AM
Tags: Art Shapiro (211), cabbage white (1), Pieris rapae (37)

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly

Timber Cove in Sonoma County has scores of insects, including honey bees, bumble bees and spotted cucumber beetles.But last week, for the first time, we spotted a male Acmon...

Blue Butterfly
Blue Butterfly

BLUE BUTTERFLY--A male Acmon Blue, Plebejus acmon, spreads its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side View
Side View

ACMON BLUE soaks up sunshine at Timber Cove, Sonoma County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Tame That Tiger

Spreading Its Wing

Tame that tiger. Wilton beekeeper Brian Fishback, president of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association, stopped Friday at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research...

Spreading Its Wing
Spreading Its Wing

WESTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL spreads its wings on an agapanthus in front of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sip of Nectar
Sip of Nectar

SIP OF NECTAR--The Western tiger swallowtail sips nectar from an agapanthus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Touch Down!
Touch Down!

TOUCH DOWN--The Western tiger swallow tail touches the hand of beekeeper Brian Fishback, president of the Sacramento Area Beekeepers' Association. He was visiting the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis on Friday. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

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