PacSci Perspectives

Fresh Sheet – August 27, 2016

by | Aug 27, 2016

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Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)

Summer is almost over so now is the time to visit our Tropical Butterfly House and hang out with some of the most gorgeous six-legged species with four wings! Bring your camera, bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the splendor.

Bioproductores de El Salvador

20 – Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
26 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
10 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
20 – Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
20 – Eurytides epidaus (Long-tailed Kite Swallowtail)
25 – Eurytides thymbraeus (White-crested Swallowtail)
13 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
9 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
7 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
10 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
20 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly
10 – Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
20 – Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
10 – Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
5 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
10 – Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
10 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 245

Neotropical Insects NV

20 – Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
5 – Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
35 – Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
41 – Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
12 – Agraulis vanilla (Gulf Fritllary)
80 – Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
15 – Hamadryas feronia (Variable Calico)
5 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
10 – Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
10 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
27 – Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
10 – Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing)
30 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 300
Grand Total = 545

“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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