Fresh Sheet – May 19, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are delighted to find four species of tiger wing mimics within our pupae shipment from El Salvador. These orange and black butterflies – Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing), Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing), Lycorea...

Fresh Sheet – May 12, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are featuring the beautiful Adelpha fessonia (Mexican Sister) from our Costa Rica pupae shipment. Butterflies of the genus Adelpha are known as the “sisters” because of the white markings on their wings. Some think this...

Fresh Sheet – May 5, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Pacific Science Center has many butterfly species – upward of 100 different species fly in our Tropical Butterfly House over a year. In addition to listing them in each week’s Fresh Sheet, we provide a picture guide that features the...

Fresh Sheet – April 28, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this shipment, we have a sizeable quantity of Lexias dirtea (Archduke). This is a beautiful, fast flying butterfly with a high level of sexual dimorphism. The male is quite dark on its dorsal surface with a light blue on the distal edges,...

PacSci Podcast: The Living Wall

PacSci Perspectives   Inside Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House, the fluttering creatures get most of the attention. But it’s the flowery foliage that keeps the butterflies alive and transports our guests somewhere warm and tropical. And now...
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