PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – December 2, 2017

by | Dec 2, 2017

Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)

Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)

As the cold, rainy Seattle weather arrives, now is a good time to take advantage of the warmth of our Tropical Butterfly House. Check out the Emerging Window. Maybe you’ll be lucky to observe a scene such as these Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho) butterflies emerging. Bring your family, your friends, and your camera and hang out with the beautiful butterflies and blooming plants in our garden!

Bioproductores de El Salvador
El Salvador

6 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
20 – Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
30 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
10 – Doxocopa callianira (Callianira Emperor)
12 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
60 – Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
25 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
40 – Memphis eurypyle (Pointed Leafwing)
25 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
40 – Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
50 – Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
25 – Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
30 – Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
10 – Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld’s Beauty)
25 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)
25 – Tithorea tarricina (Cream-Spotted Tigerwing

Total = 433


“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.