Fresh Sheet – February 10, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Most guests fall in love with Blue Morpho butterflies without realizing that the term refers to a group of butterflies, not a specific species. In fact, the genus Morpho contains over 175 species and subspecies from which we receive four. Morpho...

Fresh Sheet – February 3, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   There are giants among us! And they will soon be flying in our Tropical Butterfly House. In addition to the often seen giant of the butterfly house, the Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas), this week’s shipment will feature another very large...

Fresh Sheet – January 27, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   “Cold and windy weather” does that sound familiar? Our butterfly farmer in El Salvador writes to us that he is experiencing it there, too. For some species, low temperatures (4-8°C) coupled with dry winds create desiccating effects...

Fresh Sheet – January 20, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week the pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes four species of butterflies that are popularly called “owls”: Brassolis isthmia (Small-spotted Owl), Caligo atreus (Yellow-Edged Giant-Owl), Caligo eurilochus (Forest Giant Owl),...

Fresh Sheet – January 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Suriname we are featuring the graceful Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing). A Neotropical species, Dryas iulia butterflies are now found breeding in the wild in parts of Thailand and Malaysia. The cause of the species...

Fresh Sheet – January 6, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The first pupae shipment of 2018 comes to us all the way from Malaysia. We’re starting off the year with a bunch of fan favorites, the Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas). Atlas Moths reach adulthood without any mouthparts, so they have one of the...
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