Fresh Sheet – November 3, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s shipment of pupae, once again we have a species we’ve never received before. This newest species from El Salvador is Consul excellens (Black-veined Leafwing). Guests may notice that Consul excellens is similar to its...

Fresh Sheet – October 27, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   From Costa Rica this week, we have 29 different species represented in the single shipment! Overall, we get the most diversity from our Costa Rica vendors. This may be related to how the different suppliers farm their pupae. Most of our vendors...

Fresh Sheet – October 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The pupae this week are coming to us from Malaysia. We often end up with little reminders about the world where our butterflies are coming from and this week is one of those. Malaysia is experiencing monsoon levels of rain that are wreaking havoc...

Fresh Sheet – October 6, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       This week’s shipment of pupae from El Salvador contains three species that send Animal Care Staff to their butterfly identification books: Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona), Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona),...

Fresh Sheet – September 29, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, be sure to look up at the west wall to the right of the emerging window. Check out the growing progress of The Living Wall! After a mere six months, the burlap form is almost completely...

Fresh Sheet – September 22, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we received a big batch of Battus polydamus, the Gold Rim or Tailless Swallowtail from Suriname. These butterflies are part of a group of swallowtails that eat Aristolochia or Pipevine as caterpillars. They sequester noxious chemicals...
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