Fresh Sheet – July 22, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Whenever we get a pupa shipment with Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas) as we did this week from Malaysia, we love to feature them on our weekly Fresh Sheet. This week is no exception. Recent visitors may notice that we still have a lone cocoon hanging...

Fresh Sheet – July 15, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we spotlight Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld’s Beauty) a butterfly species that can be found in Peru, Central America, Mexico, sometimes Southern Texas, and now in our Tropical Butterfly House! Of course, our pupae come from butterfly...

Fresh Sheet – July 1, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   One of the most ubiquitous butterflies in our Tropical Butterfly House is Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly), a member of the Nymphalidae family. Nymphalidae is the largest family of Lepidoptera with around 6,000 species found all over the world....

Fresh Sheet – June 17, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Swallowtail butterflies, members of the Family Papilionidae, are so named because their hind-wings often have extensions that resemble the tails of swallows. But have you noticed that not all Papilio butterflies have tails? And the beautiful...

Fresh Sheet – June 3, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Some butterfly pupae are interesting and lovely including two species we received this week that appear to be metallic, Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing) and Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing). All Danaidae tribe butterflies, of which...
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