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Pollen Power

Gold dust? No, this is pollen covering the thorax of this female Valley carpenter bee, Xylocopa varipuncta, nectaring on the passionflower vine (Passiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The conversation usually starts like this: "I saw this huge, huge bumble bee with yellow on its back. It was buzzing like crazy." Often it's not a bumble bee, but the Valley carpenter bee,  Xylocopa varipuncta, that's been foraging on the blooms...

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 5:02 PM

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

A honey bee heads for a passionflower vine (Passiflora).  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Extra, extra, read all about it! This "extra" has nothing to do with a special edition of a newspaper. This "extra" deals with something that may puzzle you. This "extra" refers to the passionflower vine (Passiflora), the host plant of the Gulf...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 3:48 PM
Tags: ants (1), EFN (1), extra-floral nectaries (1), glands (1), honey bee (1), Passiflora (26), passionflower vine (15)

Seconds Count When You're Photographing Butterflies

A mating pair of Gulf Fritillaries, Agraulis vanillae. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

When you're capturing images of butterflies, seconds count. They're unpredictable. They move from fluttering to fleeting. And just when you're focused on where they are, they aren't there anymore. Where'd they go? Oh, over there! Take the case of the...

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:12 PM

And Along Came a Wasp...

A European paper wasp, Polistes dominula, attacks a Gulf Fritillary caterpillar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So here's this cute little reddish/orangish caterpillar munching away on a passionflower vine. It's Sunday and he's having Sunday dinner--after having Sunday breakfast and lunch and snacks in between, thank you. He's on his way to becoming a Gulf...

Gotta Love Those 'Cats

Mirror image--Two Gulf Fritillary caterpillars crawl along a Passiflora stem, looking for food. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You gotta love those 'cats. Gulf Fritillary caterpillars (Agraulis vanillae) are always hungry. They're as hungry as teenagers returning home from a marathon swimming meet or from a double-overtime basketball game. As soon as they step in the front...

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 5:06 PM

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