PacSci Perspectives

Fresh Sheet – August 13, 2016

by | Aug 13, 2016

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Charaxes castor (Giant Charaxes)

This week’s pupae shipment for our Tropical Butterfly House includes four different species from the genus Charaxes. These Old World Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) are also known as Emperors in their native Africa.

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5 – Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing)
10 – Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
5 – Charaxes castor (Giant Charaxes)
5 – Charaxes cithaeron (Blue-spotted Charaxes)
5 – Charaxes lasti (Silver Striped Charaxes)
5 – Charaxes varanes (Pearl Charaxes)
10 – Chilasa clytia (Common Mime)
10 – Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)
10 – Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon)
10 – Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite)
10 – Junonia lemonias (Lemon Pansy)
10 – Pachliopta kotzebuea (Pink Rose)
10 – Papilio dardanus (Mocker Swallowtail)
20 – Papilio lowii (Sunset Swallowtail)
5 – Papilio nireus (Blue-banded Swallowtail)
10 – Papilio palinurus (Banded Peacock)
5 – Papilio rumanzovia (Crimson Swallowtail)
10 – Parthenos sylvia lilacinus (Blue Clipper)
10 – Parthenos sylvia philippensis (The Clipper)
5 – Parthenos sylvia violaceae (Violet Clipper)
10 – Troides rhadamantus (Golden Birdwing)
10 – Vindula dejone  (The Cruiser)

Total = 190

“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.

These butterflies typically arrive as pupae on the Thursday or Friday before the Fresh Sheet is published. Some of these butterflies will start emerging the day they arrive or the next day, but other species may take a full week before they reach adulthood. After emerging, they may live for a week or even a few months! While we love sharing a variety of species with our guests, we cannot guarantee that any specific species will be flying on the day that you visit Pacific Science Center.

If you are interested in photographing a specific butterfly and would like to be updated about when it is flying in the Tropical Butterfly House, please email with details and your contact information.

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