Fresh Sheet – October 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The pupae this week are coming to us from Malaysia. We often end up with little reminders about the world where our butterflies are coming from and this week is one of those. Malaysia is experiencing monsoon levels of rain that are wreaking havoc...

Fresh Sheet – October 6, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       This week’s shipment of pupae from El Salvador contains three species that send Animal Care Staff to their butterfly identification books: Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona), Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona),...

Fresh Sheet – September 29, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House, be sure to look up at the west wall to the right of the emerging window. Check out the growing progress of The Living Wall! After a mere six months, the burlap form is almost completely...

Fresh Sheet – September 22, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week we received a big batch of Battus polydamus, the Gold Rim or Tailless Swallowtail from Suriname. These butterflies are part of a group of swallowtails that eat Aristolochia or Pipevine as caterpillars. They sequester noxious chemicals...

PacSci Podcast: Something New In the Butterfly House

PacSci Perspectives   Pacific Science Center’s famous Tropical Butterfly House has reopened after a 5-day closure. Along with the annual deep cleaning of the space and some maintenance issues, our entrance and exit are brand new as are all the signs throughout....
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