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Fresh Sheet – July 6, 2019

Jul 6, 2019

Siproeta ephaphus (Brown Siproeta)

Siproeta ephaphus (Brown Siproeta)

Here are this week’s pupae. This week we would like to celebrate Euides isabella, or Isabella longwing.

It is a tiger wing butterfly, part of a group of butterflies with orange and black stripes that resemble each other and that predators shun because some members of the group are noxious.

We are expecting our shipment to arrive on July 5th, so make sure to stop by our Tropical Butterfly House soon to see Isabella longwing for yourself!

Suministros Entomológicos Costarricenses, S.A.
CRES, Costa Rica

7 – Archaeoprepona demophon (Hubner’s Prepona)
15 – Battus polydamas (Gold Rim Swallowtail)
35 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
29 – Catonephele numilia (Grecian Shoemaker)
32 – Danaus plexippus (The Monarch)
24 – Greta oto (Glasswing)
8 – Euides isabella (Isabella Longwing)
11 – Hamadryas amphinome (The Red Cracker)
8 – Hamadryas februa (The Gray Cracker)
11 – Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
11 – Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
29 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
26 – Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)
14 – Heliconius melpomene (The Postman)
35 – Morpho peleides (Peleides Blue Morpho)
14 – Myselia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)
5 – Myselia ethusa (Mexican Bluewing)
14 – Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail)
29 – Papilio thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
10 – Parides iphidamas (Iphidamas Cattleheart)
7 – Siproeta ephaphus (Brown Siproeta)
11 – Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total: 385


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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.