PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – November 4, 2017

by | Nov 4, 2017

Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)

Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)

Attached is the list of pupae we’re expecting this week from El Salvador. November is statistically the rainiest month in Seattle, so now is the time to get yourself to our Tropical Butterfly House. It is always warm and sunny in there. We can’t guarantee that it will never rain (thanks, Horticulture Team) but the water rarely lands on you. With the smell of wonderful flowers and all the butterflies flying past, you’ll feel transported. And a visit to the butterfly house is a lot cheaper than a plane flight to a sunnier locale.

Bioproductores de El Salvador
El Salvador

40 – Anaea eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
10 – Anaea nobilis (Noble Leafwing)
10 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
16 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
4 – Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
20 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
40 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
40 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
20 – Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
20 – Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
20 – Papilio pilumnus (Three-tailed Swallowtail)
9 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
16 – Tithorea tarricina (Cream-Spotted Tigerwing)

Total = 265


“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.