PacSci Perspectives

Fresh Sheet – September 24, 2016

by | Sep 24, 2016

Numilia & Hyperia

Catonephele numilia (Numilia) on left and Biblis hyperia (Red Rim) on right.

Butterflies Catonephele numilia (Numilia) and Biblis hyperia (Red Rim) will be hanging out together again for the next few weeks. These two Neotropical insects from the family Nymphalidae will come from different counties but share similar tastes in nectar. Stop by our Tropical Butterfly House soon to watch them feast.

Neotropical Insects NV

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

Total = 264

Bioproductores de El Salvador

15 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
25 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
15 – Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
35 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
20 – Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
10 – Eurytides epidaus (Long-tailed Kite Swallowtail)
12 – Eurytides thymbraeus (White-crested Swallowtail)
10 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
20 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
15 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
15 – Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
20 – Memphis eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
30 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
20 – Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
30 – Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
18 – Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)

Total = 330

Grand Total = 594

“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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