Fresh Sheet – December 9, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia, we have three different species of lacewing butterflies represented: Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing), Cethosia hypsea (Malay Lacewing) and Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing). The intricate patterns...

Fresh Sheet – November 18, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   As you may know, Amazon Adventure 3D is currently playing at Pacific Science Center’s IMAX theaters. This is the story of the 19th century English naturalist Henry Bates who discovered the “beautiful proof” for Darwin’s...

Fresh Sheet – November 11, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s shipment of pupae from Malaysia includes a huge number of Parthenos sylvia butterflies, also known as The Clipper. This butterfly confuses some of our guests, since it typically rests with its wings open, a trait long associated...

Fresh Sheet – November 4, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Attached is the list of pupae we’re expecting this week from El Salvador. November is statistically the rainiest month in Seattle, so now is the time to get yourself to our Tropical Butterfly House. It is always warm and sunny in there. We...

Fresh Sheet – October 21, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment includes the species Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing). This is one of the smallest members of the tigerwing butterflies. Their beautiful bright gold chrysalis is fascinating. When the butterflies emerge as...
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