Living Wall

PacSci Perspectives   A new installation is now enhancing our Tropical Butterfly House, enriching the experience for butterflies and guests alike. This week we added a living wall to the area next to the butterfly emerging window. Previously a blank white space, it is...

Fresh Sheet – March 24, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       Happy Spring! Spring is a wonderful time in Seattle. The warmer temperatures and longer days mean more and more amazing time outside. It also means that we’re getting to a time of year when we can spot local butterflies, too! One very...

Fresh Sheet – March 17, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Among this week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we have two species to compare and contrast: Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) and Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page). These two butterflies have almost identical pupae and larvae; have the...

Fresh Sheet – March 10, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Working with butterflies that come from other countries is a bit of a tricky situation. Since we don’t want to do anything that affects the local environment, we work in close communication with the USDA. We apply for permits, listing every...

Fresh Sheet – March 3, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia, we have 80 Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper) butterflies. These butterflies are one of the species that seem to confuse guests as to whether they’re looking at a butterfly or a moth. The Clipper can be...

Fresh Sheet – February 24, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   For this week’s shipment, we wanted to feature the Myscelia ethusa. They are beautiful and intriguing, but it’s hard to get good information on them. The literature on Myscelia ethusa is a bit skimpy. For such a gorgeous butterfly,...
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