PacSci Perspectives


Fresh Sheet – January 5, 2019

by | Jan 5, 2019

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)

Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)

Below is the list of our pupae for the first shipment of the year. We think their New Year’s resolutions are:

  • Become a butterfly
  • Drink more nectar
  • Soak in more sun

Is your New Year’s resolution to visit our Tropical Butterfly House more often? Please do!

Penang Butterfly Farm

20 – Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth)
80 – Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant)
60 – Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
15 – Cethosia hypsea (Malay Lacewing)
13 – Euploea phaenareta (Great Crow)
20 – Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon)
20 – Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite)
20 – Lexias dirtea (Archduke)
80 – Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)
22 – Precis almana (Peacock Pansy)
30 – Precis atlites (Gray Pansy)
50 – Tirumala septentrionis (Dark Blue Tiger)
20 – Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)

Total = 450

“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.