PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – October 7, 2017

by | Oct 7, 2017

Pacific Science Center's Tropical Butterfly House

In this week’s pupae shipment from El Salvador, we have a species that we’ve never seen before: Perrhybris pyrrha. As a result, we don’t have any photographs to show of this species. However, the Christine Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University has a cute write-up about this butterfly here. Next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, look for Perrhybris pyrrha. If you photograph this species, please share it on social media, Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #CitizenSci. We’d love to see which flowers they enjoy!

Bioproductores de El Salvador

30 – Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
15 – Anaea nobilis (Noble Leafwing)
20 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
20 – Catonephele numilia (Halloween Butterfly)
4 – Colobura dirce (Mosaic butterfly)
28 – Eurytides thymbraeus (White-crested Swallowtail)
16 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
12 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
16 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
20 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
20 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
35 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
30 – Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
12 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
10 – Perrhybris pyrrha
7 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 295


“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.