Fresh Sheet – January 26, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   One of the fun things about unpacking a new shipment of butterfly chrysalises is the huge variety we see in the colors and shapes of the pupae. Some people like to relax and look at clouds, deciding what their imagination can see in the different...

Fresh Sheet – January 19, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes the beautiful Danaus plexippus (The Monarch). These butterflies should be emerging around the same time as Pacific Science Center brings back the popular IMAX movie, “Flight of the...

Fresh Sheet – January 12, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   Included in this week’s shipment from Suriname are 30 Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho) pupae. The following is a brief excerpt from the website learnaboutbutterflies.com about Blue Morpho butterflies:It is a source of amusement to...

Fresh Sheet – January 5, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   Below is the list of our pupae for the first shipment of the year. We think their New Year’s resolutions are:Become a butterflyDrink more nectarSoak in more sunIs your New Year’s resolution to visit our Tropical Butterfly House more...

Fresh Sheet – December 8, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Below is the list of pupae coming to us this week from Malaysia. Included in that number is the Troides helena, a butterfly that is seriously undersold by its common name, the “Common Birdwing.”While there are many subspecies of...
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