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Fresh Sheet – April 21, 2018

In this week’s list of new arrivals in our Tropical Butterfly House we offer a quick lesson in butterfly terminology. Our focus this time is eclose.

Fresh Sheet – April 14, 2018

This week’s pupae shipment is quite a sight, displaying a full rainbow of color. Be sure to watch for these Costa Rican beauties in our Tropical Butterfly House.

Fresh Sheet – April 7, 2018

This week’s shipment of pupae for our Tropical Butterfly House highlights our new Living Wall and relationships between certain species of butterfly and flowers.

Fresh Sheet – March 31, 2018

This week’s shipment of pupae to our Tropical Butterfly House includes some that are similar to butterflies you’ll soon see fluttering around your yard. Can you tell the difference?

Living Wall

Come to Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House to see our newest horticulture exhibit. It’s a wall of living material attractive to our butterflies, our guests and staff.

Fresh Sheet – March 24, 2018

This week’s pupae shipment includes species very similar to certain local species that begin showing up outside this time of year.

Fresh Sheet – March 17, 2018

Among this week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we have two species to compare and contrast: Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) and Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page).

Fresh Sheet – March 10, 2018

This week’s list of our newest Tropical Butterfly House residents provides some information on how those residents are chosen for their trip to the Northwest.

Fresh Sheet – March 3, 2018

In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia, we have 80 Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper) butterflies. These butterflies are one of the species that seem to confuse guests as to whether they’re looking at a butterfly or a moth.