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Fresh Sheet – June 22, 2019

Jun 22, 2019

Catopsilia scylla (Orange emigrant)

Catopsilia scylla (Orange emigrant)

Here are this week’s pupae, from Malaysia. Please note that we are getting 30 Attacus atlas, better known as Atlas moth. This is a larger number than we normally request and it will fill up a swath of space on the board.

Come visit our Tropical Butterfly House and get ready to enjoy the huge wingspan of our Atlas moths.

Penang Butterfly Farm
Penang, Malaysia

30 – Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth)
6 – Catopsilia pomona (Lemon Emigrant)
20 – Catopsilia pyranthe (Mottled Emigrant)
80 – Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant)
10 – Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing)
90 – Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
35 – Danaus agleoides (Blue Glassy Tiger)
20 – Danaus vulgaris (Blue Glassy Tiger)
24 – Hypolimnas bolina (Blue Moon)
15 – Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite)
90 – Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)
10 – Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger)
20 – Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)

Total: 450


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“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email with details and your contact information.