PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – April 15, 2017

by | Apr 15, 2017

Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Night Calico)

Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Night Calico)

This week’s pupae shipment is a big one from Costa Rica! We have a nice variety of species including some Longwing butterflies, several different Owl butterflies, the ever-popular Blue Morpho, the much-loved Monarch, and the Starry Night Calico (Hamadryas laodamia) a brush-footed butterfly that always reminds us of van Gogh’s painting, “The Starry Night.” Come visit and be prepared for another week of beautiful high-flying friends.

Suministros Entimológicos Costarricenses, SA
CRES Costa Rica

20 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
7 – Caligo eurilochus (Forest Giant Owl)
25 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
17 – Danaus plexippus (The Monarch)
21 – Dryadula phaetusa (Banded Orange Heliconian)
16 – Eueiudes isabella (Isabella’s Longwing)
20 – Greta oto (Glasswing)
19 – Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Night Calico)
20 – Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
10 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
17 – Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)
29 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
10 – Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
7 – Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
32 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
30 – Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)
10 – Opsiphanes quiteria (Scalloped Owl)
7 – Opsiphanes tamarindi (Tamarind Owl)
15 – Parides arcas (Arcas Cattleheart)
10 – Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
10 – Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total = 352

“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.