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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.
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.
Butterflies may take center stage at PacSci, but we also host other spectacular insects, including some with peculiar eating habits.
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...