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Passion Is Where You Find It

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, crawls over a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Those passion flowers (Passiflora) are insect magnets. One minute you'll see a praying mantis on a blossom. The next minute, a Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae. And the...

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, crawls over a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, crawls over a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female praying mantis, Mantis religiosa, crawls over a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, lands on a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, lands on a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, lands on a passionflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Notice the spider's thread across the blossom of this passionflower vine? The spider knows where the prey is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Notice the spider's thread across the blossom of this passionflower vine? The spider knows where the prey is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Notice the spider's thread across the blossom of this passionflower vine? The spider knows where the prey is. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Happy Labor Day from a Gulf Fritillary

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Happy Labor Day! And what an appropriate time to post an image of a Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, depositing an egg! The females lay their eggs on the...

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae, laying an egg on Labor Day weekend in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2020 at 3:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Gulf Fritillary: Spreading a Little Joy

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20, and it seems like a good time to run a photo of a Gulf Fritilliary. Because it just is. It is a joy to see, especially when joy seems...

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, nectaring on a Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Fifty Shades of Orange--with a Touch of Silver

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about

Fifty shades of orange—with a touch of silver. The bridal couple on the pomegranate tree wore orange and silver to celebrate their honeymoon. The bride may have...

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about
A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about "two-headed butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A pair of Gulf Fritillaries on a pomegranate tree. Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, says she receives a number of calls about "two-headed butterflies." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is an orangish-reddish butterfly with silver underwings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Gulf Fritillaries keeping busy on a pomegranate tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Evolutionary success! Soon the female will lay eggs and the cycle of eggs-to-caterpillars-to-chrysalids-to-adults will begin again. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 4:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Why Our Car Is Chortling 'Merry Chrysalis'

A Gulf Fritillary chrysalis inside the author's car, by the rear window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Our compact car gathers no reindeer antlers, no Rudoph nose, no Santa hat. Zero, zip, zilch, nada. Our HOUSE exudes “Merry Christmas!” but our CAR does not. It...

A Gulf Fritillary chrysalis inside the author's car, by the rear window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary chrysalis inside the author's car, by the rear window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary chrysalis inside the author's car, by the rear window. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is what a normal eclosure looks like: a Gulf Fritillary has just eclosed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is what a normal eclosure looks like: a Gulf Fritillary has just eclosed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is what a normal eclosure looks like: a Gulf Fritillary has just eclosed in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is a reddish-orange butterfly with silver-spangled underwings. This one is on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia)in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The Gulf Fritillary is a reddish-orange butterfly with silver-spangled underwings. This one is on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia)in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Gulf Fritillary is a reddish-orange butterfly with silver-spangled underwings. This one is on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia)in the summer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings in the summer. It's nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings in the summer. It's nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Gulf Fritillary spreads its wings in the summer. It's nectaring on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia) in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources

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