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...

Fresh Sheet – October 14, 2017

PacSci Perspectives     This week we are highlighting three different species of Malaysian butterflies from the genus Euploea: E. modesta, E. mulciber, and E. phaenareta. All of these species are milkweed butterflies from the subfamily, Danainae, the same as the...

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...
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