PacSci Perspectives

Fresh Sheet – September 10, 2016

by | Sep 10, 2016

Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson's Longwing)

Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)

School has started, summer camps have ended, and yet our Tropical Butterfly House is still aflutter with beautiful specimens from around the world. If you haven’t visited lately, now might be a good time for a relaxing visit to this tropical paradise.

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38 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
40 – Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
15 – Danaus plexippus (The Monarch)
4 – Eueiudes isabella (Isabella’s Longwing)
20 – Greta oto (Glasswing)
35 – Hamadryas amphinome (Red Calico)
10 – Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Calico)
10 – Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
25 – Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
22 – Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
30 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
20 – Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)
24 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
20 – Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
10 – Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
38 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
35 – Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)
24 – Opsiphanes tamarindi (Tamarind Owl)
30 – Papilio thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
14 – Parides iphidamas (Transandean Cattleheart)
30 – Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page)
19 – Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total = 513

“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 Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

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