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Fresh Sheet – February 1, 2020

by | Feb 1, 2020

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)

This week’s shipment of pupae to our Tropical Butterfly House comes from Malaysia. Among the 400 new arrivals are subtle, complex, ornate specimens with many patterns. Stop by for some warm weather, bright lights, and some beautiful creatures fluttering among the tropical foliage.

Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth) – 26
Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing) – 55
Chilasa clytia (Common Mime) – 12
Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon) – 40
Precis almana (Peacock Pansy) – 5
Precis atlites (Gray Pansy) – 20
Lexias dirtea (Archduke) – 10
Parthenos sylvia violaceae (Violet Clipper) – 90
Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger) – 35
Vindula dejone (The Cruiser) – 107

Total: 400



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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.