Fresh Sheet – October 7, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from El Salvador, we have a species that we’ve never seen before: Perrhybris pyrrha. As a result, we don’t have any photographs to show of this species. However, the Christine Reiman Gardens at Iowa...

Fresh Sheet – September 23, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our shipment of butterflies this week comes to us from Suriname. Many of the butterflies that fill our house so beautifully originate from Central and South America and travel through the southern United States to reach us. Suriname, thankfully,...

Fresh Sheet – September 16, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   When you enter the butterfly house this week, you might notice some changes to your environment. The Tropical Butterfly House has been closed all week long for horticulture and facilities improvements. The plants are freshly pruned and some have...

Fresh Sheet – August 26, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment contains one of the more confusing butterflies that we work with, the Heraclides thoas. This butterfly is a reminder that even scientific names don’t eliminate all the confusion of working with a lot of...

Fresh Sheet – August 19, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment includes a bunch of Idea leuconoe butterflies, also known as the Paper Kite butterfly. When we did a longevity study with them several years ago, we discovered Paper Kites living multiple months. These butterflies...
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