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Quick! Find the Damselfly!

This female damselfly, Argia vivida, can barely be distinguished from the twig she's resting on. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! Find the damselfly! This damselfly (below)  is so camouflaged that it's difficult to see her. Her? She's a female Argia vivida, as identified by Lynn Kimsey, director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology and professor of entomology at UC...

This female damselfly, Argia vivida, can barely be distinguished from the twig she's resting on. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This female damselfly, Argia vivida, can barely be distinguished from the twig she's resting on. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This female damselfly, Argia vivida, can barely be distinguished from the twig she's resting on. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 5:53 PM
Tags: Argia vivida (1), Benicia (2), camouflage (1), damselfy (1), Greg Fareofelas (1), Lynn Kimsey (125)

When a Butterfly Looks Like a Penguin

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A sharp-eyed youngster noticed the resemblance. When entomologist Jeff Smith, a volunteer associate at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis, was showing elementary school students the museum's moth and butterfly collection, a...

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is an owl butterfly, genus Caligo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spectacular Morpho cypress cyanide. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't seen a single monarch yet this year, you'll see plenty of them at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 6:01 PM

What Bees, Butterflies, Beetles, Birds and Bats Have in Common

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bees do it. Butterflies do it. Beetles do it. Birds do it. Bats do it. Do what, you ask? They pollinate! The Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, will greet visitors on Saturday, March 14 at its open house, themed...

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Western tiger swallowtail, Papilio rutulus, visiting a flowering quince in the UC Davis Arboretum. Butterflies are pollinators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee pollinating an almond blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle pollinating an Iceland poppy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Loving the Lupine

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's a given: Honey bees love lupine. We watched them buzzing around a flower patch of blue (lupine) and gold (California poppies) today along Hopkins Road, University of California, Davis, west of the central campus. Those are Aggie colors: blue and...

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads for lupine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with a huge pollen load. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Saddlebags? No, a heavy load of pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM

In the Pink?

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

He's never seen anything like it. A pink cabbage white butterfly? Pieris rapae are not pink--they're white  Yet there it was, flying around Cypress Lane in West Davis around noon Thursday, March 15. It was sporting a new do, a strange pinkish/red...

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Ventral view: a cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)
Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

Dorsal view: the cabbage white butterfly sprayed pink. (Photo by Greg Kareofelas)

A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly in the wild. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:45 PM

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