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Widow Skimmer Dragonfly: What a Treat to See

A female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) rests in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

She probably eats a lot of mosquitoes. After all, we just observed National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, June 21-27, didn't we? We spotted this female widow skimmer...

A female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) rests in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) rests in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) rests in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of a female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of a female widow skimmer dragonfly (Libellula luctuosa) in the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Bad Day for a Butterfly

Crab spider with its kill, a cabbage white butterly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was a bad day for a butterfly. We stopped by the Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, part of the UC Davis Arboretum, at noon today as triple-digit temperatures climbed to a...

Crab spider with its kill, a cabbage white butterly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider with its kill, a cabbage white butterly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider with its kill, a cabbage white butterly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This one got away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This one got away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This one got away. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM
 
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