Butterflies Can Use Your Help In Warm, Dry Weather

PacSci Perspectives   We’ve been getting quite a few calls from people in the Puget Sound area who had to rescue butterflies that flew into swimming pools. With the warm, dry weather we are experiencing, it is likely that these lovely insects came in search of...

Fresh Sheet – July 14, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week, we continue to explore the pupal life stage of a butterfly. We previously discussed pupae that wiggle and what a pupa looks like right before a butterfly is about to emerge. This week, we talk anatomy. Viewers of our emerging window...

Fresh Sheet – June 30, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   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”,...

Fresh Sheet – June 23, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Observe Vindula dejone (The Cruiser). This butterfly has very striking sexual dimorphism. It would be easy to think that the orange male and the larger, brown and white female were two different species. Their behavior is different too. Male...

Fresh Sheet – June 16, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   After posting the weekly Fresh Sheet, we are often asked, “When will the butterflies emerge from their chrysalides to fly around our Tropical Butterfly House?” The answer can be highly variable. Most of the butterflies listed below...
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