Fresh Sheet – May 19, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are delighted to find four species of tiger wing mimics within our pupae shipment from El Salvador. These orange and black butterflies – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing), Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing), Lycorea...

Fresh Sheet – May 12, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are featuring the beautiful Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister) from our Costa Rica pupae shipment. Butterflies of the genus Adelpha are known as the “sisters” because of the white markings on their wings. Some think this...

Fresh Sheet – May 5, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Pacific Science Center has many butterfly species – upward of 100 different species fly in our Tropical Butterfly House over a year. In addition to listing them in each week’s Fresh Sheet, we provide a picture guide that features the...

Fresh Sheet – April 28, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this shipment, we have a sizeable quantity of Lexias dirtea (Archduke). This is a beautiful, fast flying butterfly with a high level of sexual dimorphism. The male is quite dark on its dorsal surface with a light blue on the distal edges,...

Fresh Sheet – April 21, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   If you’ve ever stopped by our Tropical Butterfly House after we have received a shipment of pupae, you might have witnessed one of the coolest experiences in there, seeing a butterfly break out of a chrysalis to become an adult butterfly....

Fresh Sheet – April 14, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Our butterflies this week have come to us from Costa Rica and they are just in time for Spring Fling! Just like the gorgeous tulips that are blooming all over our courtyard, this week’s shipment displays a full rainbow of color. Starting...
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