PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – December 23, 2017

by | Dec 23, 2017

Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister)

Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister)

Our pupae this week arrived from Costa Rica and butterflies will probably start emerging just in time for Christmas. Remember, Pacific Science Center closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we’re closed all day on Christmas. So if you want to see these beauties, stop by sometime next week. Or if you would like to visit our Tropical Butterfly House in the nighttime, join us for our annual New Year’s celebration, Spectra!

Suministros Entimológicos Costarricenses, SA
CRES, Costa Rica

28- Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister)
6 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
22 – Caligo eurilochus (Forest Giant Owl)
10 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
29 – Catonephele numilia (Grecian Shoemaker)
4 – Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
20 – Greta oto (Glasswing)
3 – Hamadryas februa (Gray Calico)
25 – Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Calico)
15 – Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
25 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
25 – Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
10 – Heliconius sapho (Sapho Longwing)
32 – Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
44 – Papilio thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
10 – Parides iphidamas (Transandean Cattleheart)
12 – Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
15 – Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page)
17 – Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total = 352


“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.