PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – December 22, 2018

by | Dec 22, 2018

Come watch butterflies celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Tropical Butterfly House!

Come watch butterflies celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Tropical Butterfly House!

Pacific Science Center will be closed for Christmas but will reopen on December 26 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our Tropical Butterfly House. Stop in and join the celebration!

Suministros Entimológicos Costarricenses, SA
CRES, Costa Rica

12 – Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
25 – Battus polydamas (Gold Rim Swallowtail)
33 – Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
40 – Catonephele numilia (Grecian Shoemaker)
20 – Danaus plexippus (The Monarch)
5 – Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
35 – Greta oto (Glasswing)
5 – Hamadryas amphinome (Red Calico)
8 – Hamadryas februa (Gray Calico)
25 – Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
5 – Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
30 – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
25 – Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)
12 – Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
30 – Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
33 – Morpho peleides (Peleides Blue Morpho)
15 – Siproeta stelenes (Malachite)

Total = 358


“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.

Adopt a Butterfly

Love the Tropical Butterfly House? Spread that love by adopting one of our beautiful winged creatures! Starting at just $50, your adoption will help care for the butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly House, and support of the hands-on science programming offered at Pacific Science Center. And, you’ll receive some exclusive benefits for your generosity.