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Painted Ladies: Yes, They Do!

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, laying her eggs on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, they do, and yes, she did. Painted lady butterflies, Vanessa cardui, do lay their eggs on Echium wildpretii, commonly known as "the tower of jewels." However, this...

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, laying her eggs on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, laying her eggs on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A painted lady, Vanessa cardui, laying her eggs on a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This painted lady, Vanessa cardui,  is foraging on lantana in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This painted lady, Vanessa cardui, is foraging on lantana in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This painted lady, Vanessa cardui, is foraging on lantana in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 4:29 PM

'Eyes on the Butterflies' at the Bohart Museum of Entomology

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, displays her blue butterfly cape, as Bohart associate Greg Karofelas holds a collection of blue morpho butterflies. In back is Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield knew just what to do. She donned her special outfit, a blue butterfly cape, and headed over to the open house at the Bohart Museum of...

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, displays her blue butterfly cape, as Bohart associate Greg Karofelas holds a collection of blue morpho butterflies. In back is Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, displays her blue butterfly cape, as Bohart associate Greg Karofelas holds a collection of blue morpho butterflies. In back is Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, displays her blue butterfly cape, as Bohart associate Greg Karofelas holds a collection of blue morpho butterflies. In back is Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera section. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, wearing her blue butterfly cape, looks at the blue morpho butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Karofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, wearing her blue butterfly cape, looks at the blue morpho butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Karofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Tien Ferreira, 4, of Fairfield, wearing her blue butterfly cape, looks at the blue morpho butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Karofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 members Lauren Wells (front),7, and Madeline Louis, 8, both of West Sacramento, look at a drawer of  butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 members Lauren Wells (front),7, and Madeline Louis, 8, both of West Sacramento, look at a drawer of butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 members Lauren Wells (front),7, and Madeline Louis, 8, both of West Sacramento, look at a drawer of butterflies held by Bohart associate Greg Kareofelas. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Before Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 toured the Bohart Museum, they met to discuss their insect-themed assignments. Here Lauren Wells (left), 7, and Madeline Louis, 8, display a handwritten poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Before Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 toured the Bohart Museum, they met to discuss their insect-themed assignments. Here Lauren Wells (left), 7, and Madeline Louis, 8, display a handwritten poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Before Brownie Girl Scout Troop 5520 toured the Bohart Museum, they met to discuss their insect-themed assignments. Here Lauren Wells (left), 7, and Madeline Louis, 8, display a handwritten poster. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Savanna Miller, 7, and her sister Olivia, 4, of Vacaville, are fascinated by the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These include Birdwing butterflies (left), and the yellow ones are the Tithonus Birdwing – Ornithoptera tithonus – from New Guinea and nearby island of Irian Jaya, according to curator Jeff Smith.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Savanna Miller, 7, and her sister Olivia, 4, of Vacaville, are fascinated by the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These include Birdwing butterflies (left), and the yellow ones are the Tithonus Birdwing – Ornithoptera tithonus – from New Guinea and nearby island of Irian Jaya, according to curator Jeff Smith.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Savanna Miller, 7, and her sister Olivia, 4, of Vacaville, are fascinated by the insect specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. These include Birdwing butterflies (left), and the yellow ones are the Tithonus Birdwing – Ornithoptera tithonus – from New Guinea and nearby island of Irian Jaya, according to curator Jeff Smith.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Miller, 4, of Vacaville, is in awe. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olivia Miller, 4, of Vacaville, is in awe. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Miller, 4, of Vacaville, is in awe. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, shows some specimens to Vacaville residents Ginny Miller and her grandchildren, Savanna, 7, and Olivia, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, shows some specimens to Vacaville residents Ginny Miller and her grandchildren, Savanna, 7, and Olivia, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum, shows some specimens to Vacaville residents Ginny Miller and her grandchildren, Savanna, 7, and Olivia, 4. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Miller, 4, and her sister, Savannah, 7, demonstrate how butterflies fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Olivia Miller, 4, and her sister, Savannah, 7, demonstrate how butterflies fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Olivia Miller, 4, and her sister, Savannah, 7, demonstrate how butterflies fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum houses nearly half-a-million butterflies and moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum houses nearly half-a-million butterflies and moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Lepidoptera section of the Bohart Museum houses nearly half-a-million butterflies and moths. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 3:36 PM

Bohart Museum: The Joy of Eating...Drum Roll...Insects

Make a meal out of mealworms? Danielle Wishon baked these mealworm cookies. Yes, they were good. (Photo by Danielle Wishon)

If you want to know what it's like to eat a bug—doesn't everybody?--ask an entomologist, a bug ambassador, or an entomophagist, one who eats insects. So we...

Make a meal out of mealworms? Danielle Wishon baked these mealworm cookies. Yes, they were good. (Photo by Danielle Wishon)
Make a meal out of mealworms? Danielle Wishon baked these mealworm cookies. Yes, they were good. (Photo by Danielle Wishon)

Make a meal out of mealworms? Danielle Wishon baked these mealworm cookies. Yes, they were good. (Photo by Danielle Wishon)

Crickets will be on the menu at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. Visitors are invited to sample them. Crickets are the new shrimp, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crickets will be on the menu at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. Visitors are invited to sample them. Crickets are the new shrimp, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crickets will be on the menu at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house. Visitors are invited to sample them. Crickets are the new shrimp, says Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gathering of Lepidopterists at UC Davis

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They are legends. Two of those attending the four-day international Lepidopterists' Society conference held recently at the University of California, Davis, are as...

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Legendary Lepidopterists Paul Opler (left), an octogenarian, and Robert Michael Pyle, a septuagenarian, chat during their visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It was part of the Lepidopterists' Society's 68th annual conference. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These three entomologists were trained directly or indirectly by Jerry Powell of UC Berkeley. From left are Dan Rubinoff, John De Benedictus, and Paul Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum of Entomology hosts (from left) Lynn Kimsey, Greg Kareofelas and Jeff Smith pose with scientist/writer Robert Michael Pyle (far right), founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Kimsey directs the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology  professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Bill Patterson (center) of Sacramento and Lepidopterists' Society president Brian Scholtens, entomology professor at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, discuss butterflies with scientist-author Robert Michael Pyle, founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of
Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of "Butterflies of North America." In back, Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, chats with Sangmi Lee of Arizona State University. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Professor Paul Opler (foreground) is the author of "Butterflies of North America." In back, Jeff Smith, curator of the Lepidoptera collection at the Bohart Museum, chats with Sangmi Lee of Arizona State University. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Society members Karl Gardener (left) and William Shepherd confer on a species. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the Bohart Museum's Lepidoptera collection, explains specimens to Sarah Troup (back) and Shannon Summers, both of the University of Florida, Gainseville. He also served as one of the conference hosts. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fran Keller (left), assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, chats with Professor Paul Opler of Colorado State University and his wife, naturalist/nature photographer Evi Buckner-Opler. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robert Michael Pyle searches for Magdalena butterfly specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate and naturalist Greg Karofelas (right) and Robert Michael Pyle display Magdalena butterfly specimens. Pyle's newly published book features these butterflies. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, What a (Moth) Night!

Visitors gather at the blacklighting display just outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, what a (Moth) Night! It was a family night in more ways than one. Families who attended the Bohart Museum of Entomology's annual Moth Night last Saturday, Aug. 3, not...

Visitors gather at the blacklighting display just outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors gather at the blacklighting display just outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors gather at the blacklighting display just outside the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A photograph of entomologist Richard Bohart, for whom the Bohart Museum of Entomology is named, anchors this display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A photograph of entomologist Richard Bohart, for whom the Bohart Museum of Entomology is named, anchors this display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A photograph of entomologist Richard Bohart, for whom the Bohart Museum of Entomology is named, anchors this display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors read the display in the Bohart Museum hallway. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors read the display in the Bohart Museum hallway. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors read the display in the Bohart Museum hallway. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The youngsters work at coloring and stringing together cocoons for bracelets and necklaces. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The youngsters work at coloring and stringing together cocoons for bracelets and necklaces. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The youngsters work at coloring and stringing together cocoons for bracelets and necklaces. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff displays the giant luna moth that she and Kelly Davies created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Emma Cluff displays the giant luna moth that she and Kelly Davies created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Emma Cluff displays the giant luna moth that she and Kelly Davies created. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Richard Peigler, a biology professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, donated the textiles to the Bohart Museum. It is part of its permanent collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Richard Peigler, a biology professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, donated the textiles to the Bohart Museum. It is part of its permanent collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Richard Peigler, a biology professor at the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, donated the textiles to the Bohart Museum. It is part of its permanent collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a woman's dupatta (shawl) of muga silk handwoven in Assam. It is richly embroidered by hand in traditional Assamese motifs. Moth expert Richard Peigler of San Antonio, Texas, donated this piece and many others to the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is a woman's dupatta (shawl) of muga silk handwoven in Assam. It is richly embroidered by hand in traditional Assamese motifs. Moth expert Richard Peigler of San Antonio, Texas, donated this piece and many others to the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is a woman's dupatta (shawl) of muga silk handwoven in Assam. It is richly embroidered by hand in traditional Assamese motifs. Moth expert Richard Peigler of San Antonio, Texas, donated this piece and many others to the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Lepidoptera collection, answers questions from the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Lepidoptera collection, answers questions from the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith (second from left), curator of the Lepidoptera collection, answers questions from the crowd. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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