Fresh Sheet – October 7, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from El Salvador, we have a species that we’ve never seen before: Perrhybris pyrrha. As a result, we don’t have any photographs to show of this species. However, the Christine Reiman Gardens at Iowa...

Fresh Sheet – September 30, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   We feature many brightly colored butterflies and a few with brown and red markings like dead leaves. Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) is somewhat unusual in blending in with fresh green foliage, and for that reason it tends to get overlooked. But...

Fresh Sheet – September 23, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our shipment of butterflies this week comes to us from Suriname. Many of the butterflies that fill our house so beautifully originate from Central and South America and travel through the southern United States to reach us. Suriname, thankfully,...

Fresh Sheet – September 16, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   When you enter the butterfly house this week, you might notice some changes to your environment. The Tropical Butterfly House has been closed all week long for horticulture and facilities improvements. The plants are freshly pruned and some have...

Nemo’s Birthday Greetings

PacSci Perspectives   Our naked mole rat colony has many fans. Most of them love the whole colony equally but a few have favorite individuals. Recently, one correspondent sent a charming birthday note to Nemo, a mole rat that she has observed over time via our webcam....

Fresh Sheet – September 9, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Recently, Living Exhibits Manager Sarah Moore shared this insight with her staff: “I have made a delightful observation about Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing). This butterfly seems to be the one species that likes to nectar at (and...
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