Fresh Sheet – May 18, 2019

PacSci Blog   Here are this week’s pupae, from El Salvador.We are getting 15 Parides montezuma this week. They are part of a large group of butterflies called ‘pipevine swallowtails’. They are named so because their caterpillars feed exclusively on...

Fresh Sheet – May 11, 2019

PacSci Blog   Let’s discuss the genus Siproeta. Pacific Science Center is getting two of the three species from the genus, in our Costa Rica pupae shipment: S. stelenes (Malachite) and S. epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page). Their pupae are nearly identical – in fact,...

Fresh Sheet – April 20, 2019

PacSci Blog   This week’s pupae are from El Salvador, and include a nice mixture of species.Some of the behaviors of the White Morpho, Morpho polyphemus, are worth highlighting. This butterfly is described as a ‘path following’ species. It flies low...

Fresh Sheet – April 13, 2019

PacSci Blog   In this week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we are getting a small number of Rothschildia lebeau (Lebeau’s Rothschildia), a small but stunning silk moth with large transparent sections of its wing. The name silk moth is a little confusing....

Fresh Sheet – April 6, 2019

PacSci Blog   While we are awaiting a shipment from Suriname containing three hundred pupae to add to our Tropical Butterfly House, we wanted to feature Biblis hyperia, commonly known as the Red Rim. We talk a lot about mimicry, but not often about unique butterflies....
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