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Fresh Sheet – April 27, 2019

Fresh Sheet – April 27, 2019

The latest shipment of new residents in our Tropical Butterfly House comes from Malaysia and includes a remarkable member of the Swallowtail family.

Assassins in The Springtime

Assassins in The Springtime

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.

Fresh Sheet – April 13, 2019

Fresh Sheet – April 13, 2019

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...

Fresh Sheet – April 6, 2019

Fresh Sheet – April 6, 2019

This week’s list of new residents to our Tropical Butterfly House features Biblis hyperia, commonly known as the Red Rim.

A Million Ways to Reproduce

A Million Ways to Reproduce

Scientists think stick insects sometimes spread their eggs through birds that eat them. They spread them as they do seeds – through their digestive system.

Fresh Sheet – March 30, 2019

Fresh Sheet – March 30, 2019

This week shipment of new arrivals to our Tropical Butterfly House comes from Malaysia and includes one species that has baffled our staff for a long time.

So, Why Do Some Animals Change?

So, Why Do Some Animals Change?

The New York Times has published a story about new research into a subject near and dear to fans of Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House: metamorphosis.Scientists have known about metamorphosis for a long time — caterpillars turn into...

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