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Fresh Sheet – October 5, 2019

by | Oct 5, 2019

The story of sustainable butterfly farming can be viewed on the walls outside our Tropical Butterfly House.

The story of sustainable butterfly farming can be viewed on the walls outside our Tropical Butterfly House.

This week’s pupae are from a Salvadorian vendor that we are featuring on the walls right outside our Tropical Butterfly House. Bioproductores de El Salvador works with local communities to conserve their butterfly species and the ecosystems that sustain them. They monitor and study butterflies in a changing world. They give back to the soil and the help filter the water that supports their farm. We are proud to work with them.

Come find out more about this Salvadorian vendor the next time you visit!

Bioproductores de El Salvador
El Salvador

30 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
20 – Catonephele numilia (Grecian Shoemaker)
10 – Eurytides epidaus (Long-tailed Kite Swallowtail)
20 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
15 – Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
35 – Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
20 – Morpho peleides (Peleides Blue Morpho)
30 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
35 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
15 – Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
10 – Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
20 – Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
10 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
9 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 279



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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.