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Happenings in the insect world
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by Peggy Beltramo
on August 16, 2016 at 6:18 AM
Egg photo--amazingly beautiful! Thank you, Kathy, for increasing our understanding of all things BUG!
by jan clough
on August 16, 2016 at 6:25 PM
I live in Ventura in southern california and I've watched these Gulf Frits decimate my passionflower vine the past two years. Always wondered what they were called as they resemble our monarchs. Beautiful - I've watched the whole process (not the mating yet)
by JONATHAN G DRAPER
on August 16, 2016 at 10:51 PM
The western scrub jay is no more. The former sub-species have been recently split into 3 separate species: California (Aphelocoma californica), Island (Aphelocoma insularis), and Woodhouse's (Aphelocoma woodhouseii). Yours are most likely California scrub jays now. Woodhouse's range is mostly Great Basin.
by Barbara
on September 20, 2016 at 8:58 AM
Question, I saw my newly eclosed "twins." They came from same chrysalis together,,, is that possible...all the other butterflies were attacking them... Have I lost my mind? NNQJVE
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on September 20, 2016 at 12:01 PM
Sometimes a male finds a female just as it's eclosing from the chrysalis. It can be that quick. Then other male butterflies fly in and seem to want to get in on the action...
by Rosie
on August 18, 2018 at 9:57 AM
We have a couple of chrysalids that we found. They seem to each have a tiny round hole in them and look hollow but there is no large opening where a Gulf Fritillary would have emerged. I'm wondering if some small insect drilled its way in and it died? I know time will tell. We are just curious.
 
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