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Fresh Sheet – January 19, 2019

This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes one of the world’s favorite butterflies, the beautiful Danaus plexippus (The Monarch).

Fresh Sheet – December 29, 2018

The last pupae shipment of 2018 comes from our wonderful vendor in El Salvador who included his best wishes for the New Year in “A Toast to the Future.”

Fresh Sheet – December 22, 2018

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

Fresh Sheet – December 15, 2018

This being the darkest time of year in our part of the world, a trip to our warm Tropical Butterfly House will help brighten things. And our latest arrivals from Suriname will help you pass the time.

Fresh Sheet – December 8, 2018

The latest residents to our Tropical Butterfly House come from Malaysia and included in this list is one species that’s hard to miss.

Fresh Sheet – December 1, 2018

Among the newest residents in our Tropical Butterfly House is a seldom seen variety of one of our most familiar species. Attention Blue Morpho fans.

Fresh Sheet – November 17, 2018

In this week's shipment, we have a nice crop of the Julia Longwing butterfly, one that seems to have gotten its common name from a typo. Sometimes we may see this butterfly listed by the Latin name Dryas julia, but actually its name is Dryas iulia. The "I" and "J"...