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No Fun Having a 'Hole in One'

Tachinid fly maggot crawls from a monarch chrysalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's no fun having a "hole in one." No, not golf. A hole in your butterfly habitat. So, here it is September of 2016 and we're at home rearing monarch butterflies as part of our small-scale conservation project to help the declining...

Posted on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:32 PM

A June Bridal Couple That Monarch Moms and Dads Will Hate

Time for a June wedding--an insect wedding photo. These are tachinid flies on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready for those June weddings? Coming to an altar near you...a bride and a groom. "When you marry in June, you're a bride all your life."--Anonymous. "Look happy," say the wedding photographers as they focus on the bridal couple, and then single...

ENT 1 Student Showcase Flyer 2017
ENT 1 Student Showcase Flyer 2017

Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:40 PM

Two Icons: Old Glory and the Glorious Monarch

Two icons: the American flag, which represents our democracy, and the monarch butterfly, which is linked to a monarchy. The common name,

Two icons, the American flag and the monarch butterfly, are flying high today. The American flag, or "Old Glory," symbolizes our democracy. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies that declared--and won--independence from Great Britain. The 50...

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Christine Merlin and Monarchs: How They Use Their Circadian Clocks for Seasonal Migration

Christine Merlin, shown here examining a monarch butterfly, will speak on

Did you know that monarch butterflies use a circadian clock to navigate to their overwintering sites during their seasonal long-distance migration? Yes, they do, says a Texas A&M researcher. Christine Merlin, an assistant professor in Texas...

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:59 PM

It Is Not a Good Time to Be a Butterfly

A female monarch that eclosed on Jan. 5 perches on a finger, next to a garden flag depicting a male monarch and a worker honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It is not a good time to be a butterfly. Especially if you're a monarch butterfly that eclosed on Jan. 5 in cold and rainy Vacaville, Calif. while all--or most--of your counterparts are overwintering along coastal California or in central Mexico....

Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:54 PM

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