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This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica contains 65 Danaus plexippus (The Monarch) butterflies, the star of the IMAX movie “Flight of the Butterflies 3D.”
This week’s shipment features some of our favorite species of butterflies. If you enjoy seeing a lot of blue fluttering around our Tropical Butterfly House, this week’s shipment is for you.
There are giants among us! And they will soon be flying in our Tropical Butterfly House. In addition to the often seen giant of the butterfly house, the Atlas Moth, this week’s shipment features another very large species of butterfly.
"Cold and windy weather" does that sound familiar? Our butterfly farmer in El Salvador writes to us that he is experiencing it there, too. For some species, low temperatures (4-8°C) coupled with dry winds create desiccating effects that are highly destructive to...
This week the Tropical Butterfly House pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes four species of butterflies that are popularly called “owls.”
In this week’s pupae shipment from Suriname we are featuring the graceful Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing). A Neotropical species, Dryas iulia butterflies are now found breeding in the wild in parts of Thailand and Malaysia. The cause of the species invasion has been...
The first pupae shipment of 2018 comes to us all the way from Malaysia. We’re starting off the year with a bunch of fan favorites, the Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas).
Should Auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? An appropriate question for this week’s list of species emerging in our Tropical Butterfly House.
Our pupae this week arrived from Costa Rica and butterflies will probably start emerging just in time for Christmas. Remember, Pacific Science Center closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we're closed all day on Christmas. So if you want to see these beauties, stop by...