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Fresh Sheet – December 16, 2017

by | Dec 16, 2017

An Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner's Prepona) and an Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl) hanging out in the emerging window.

An Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona) and an Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl) hanging out in the emerging window.

Our pupae shipment this week comes from Suriname. As you’re working on your holiday shopping and having packages sent to you from around the world, imagine that your family presents may have shared a shipping container with 300 butterflies from South America. They are now emerging and will soon be flying in our Tropical Butterfly House. Take a break, stop by and visit them soon!

Neotropical Insects NV
Suriname

25 – Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
20 – Heraclides thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
5 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
40 – Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
14 – Agraulis vanilla (Gulf Fritllary)
8 – Catonephele orites (Orange-banded Shoemaker)
40 – Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
5 – Hamadryas feronia (Variable Calico)
20 – Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
40 – Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
30 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
6 – Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
40 – Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)
7 – Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho)

Total = 300

 

“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 Butterflies@pacsci.org with details and your contact information.

 

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