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The latest arrivals to our Tropical Butterfly House come from El Salvador, including some ‘pipevine swallowtails’ named for the plants they need.
Let's discuss the genus Siproeta. Pacific Science Center is getting two of the three species from the genus, in our Costa Rica pupae shipment: S. stelenes (Malachite) and S. epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page). Their pupae are nearly identical – in fact, so similar that we...
An interesting puzzle arrived with the latest shipment of residents in our Tropical Butterfly House. Learn how our Animal Caretakers solved it.
The latest shipment of new residents in our Tropical Butterfly House comes from Malaysia and includes a remarkable member of the Swallowtail family.
This week’s pupae for our Tropical are from El Salvador, and include a nice mixture of species.
The ‘white-eyed assassin’ sounds like a character you’d encounter in a cloak-and-dagger TV drama or videogame. In actuality, it’s one of our resident bugs.
In this week's pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we are getting a small number of Rothschildia lebeau (Lebeau's Rothschildia), a small but stunning silk moth with large transparent sections of its wing. The name silk moth is a little confusing. There are domestic...
This week’s list of new residents to our Tropical Butterfly House features Biblis hyperia, commonly known as the Red Rim.
Scientists think stick insects sometimes spread their eggs through birds that eat them. They spread them as they do seeds – through their digestive system.