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Warm, dry weather causes humans to seek more water. Same for butterflies and other insects. We have advice for those who want to help our tiny friends.
This week, we continue to explore the pupal life stage of a butterfly with a discussion of pupa anatomy and what to look for in our emerging window.
This week’s list of new arrivals at our Tropical Butterfly House includes information on when new butterflies emerge and why some pupae wiggle.
https://youtu.be/-Ld8krGduY8 Wiggling Pupae This week's pupae shipment from Suriname is already unpacked, pinned and hanging in the emerging window. When Animal Care staff were unpacking this shipment, we noticed a larger than normal amount of "wigglers", or...
Our latest shipment of pupae includes one of the fastest species we have and a great example of sexual dimorphism with The Cruiser.
This week along with a list of our new arrivals to the Tropical Butterfly House, we explain how long before the new arrivals appear for our guests.
This week's shipment from Costa Rica is all about variety. There are 23 species of butterfly that are represented in just this one shipment! Only nine of these species are actually represented on our butterfly guides. People often ask how many different butterflies we...
Spring is in the air and as everywhere in nature, romance is evident in our Tropical Butterfly House.
This week's shipment from Malaysia contains a beautiful variety of species, including one that isn't often seen in our Tropical Butterfly House, the Malayan Leafwing butterfly, Kallima paralekta. When its wings are closed, this butterfly bears an incredible...