PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – April 22, 2017

by | Apr 22, 2017

Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)

Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)

Happy Earth Day! Come visit today or any day to celebrate the curiosity that drives science. Ask questions, develop hypotheses, conduct experiments, and evaluate evidence.

You can help us do an experiment of our own. Be a citizen scientist. Send us a photo of a butterfly on a flower in our Tropical Butterfly House to help us learn which flowers get the most visits. Upload your photos to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #CitizenSci. If it’s nice out, go out to the Pollinator Garden and photograph pollinators there. You can identify the plants and pollinators if you like or let our Living Exhibits staff respond on social media. Join us!

Bioproductores de El Salvador
El Salvador

10 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
25 – Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
35 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
10 – Catonephele numilia (Halloween Butterfly)
25 – Eurytides thymbraeus (White-crested Swallowtail)
14 – Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
15 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
25 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
30 – Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
30 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
25 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
25 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
10 – Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
25 – Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
30 – Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
30 – Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
15 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
10 – Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
12 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 401

“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.