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...

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...
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