Fresh Sheet – April 20, 2019

PacSci Blog   This week’s pupae are from El Salvador, and include a nice mixture of species.Some of the behaviors of the White Morpho, Morpho polyphemus, are worth highlighting. This butterfly is described as a ‘path following’ species. It flies low...

Fresh Sheet – April 13, 2019

PacSci Blog   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....

Fresh Sheet – April 6, 2019

PacSci Blog   While we are awaiting a shipment from Suriname containing three hundred pupae to add to our Tropical Butterfly House, we wanted to feature Biblis hyperia, commonly known as the Red Rim. We talk a lot about mimicry, but not often about unique butterflies....

Fresh Sheet – March 30, 2019

PacSci Blog   This week our shipment comes from Malaysia.We are getting 90 Parthenos sylvia, more commonly known as the Clipper.This butterfly has long baffled our care team. It is very fond of water, which typically means it either sits on damp flooring of our...

So, Why Do Some Animals Change?

PacSci Perspectives 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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