Fresh Sheet – May 27, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Most people visit our Tropical Butterfly House to see colorful and amazing butterflies. But some guests come to enjoy the lush flowers and tropical plants as well. One of the most prolifically flowering bushes in our garden is Lantana camara...

Fresh Sheet – May 20, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week you will find some Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho) flying around or visiting the fruit sways in our Tropical Butterfly House. Very similar in size and shape to its genus cousin the popular Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho), the White...

Fresh Sheet – May 13, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we feature the strikingly beautiful Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) butterfly from Costa Rica. Their common name suggests the green mineral coloration that dominates their wing pigment. Look closely and you will find varying shades of...

Fresh Sheet – May 6, 2017

PacSci Perspectives       Many animal species are sexually dimorphic. That means that the male looks different from the female. We are aware of the different male/female appearances among some animals, but take a look – there are many species of butterflies that...

Fresh Sheet – April 29, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our butterfly pupae shipment comes from Malaysia this week. One of the beauties from the collection is Precis atlites (Grey Pansy) that also is known as Junonia atlites. This nymphalidae butterfly is quite plentiful in the gardens of Southeast...
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