Fresh Sheet – August 12, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Puddling We ask visitors to “please watch where you step,” when they visit our Tropical Butterfly House. That’s because there are often a large number of butterflies on the damp pavement after the Horticulture staff is finished...

Fresh Sheet – August 5, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we are featuring the Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly) species from Costa Rica. This small, strikingly beautiful butterfly is one whose coloration is difficult to accurately describe. In fact, the other common names for Myscelia...

Fresh Sheet – July 29, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   At Pacific Science Center we think one of the most popular nectar plants in our Tropical Butterfly House is the Firebush (Hamelia patens). At first glance, Firebush flowers don’t appear to be open but don’t tell the Heliconidae...

Fresh Sheet – July 22, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Whenever we get a pupa shipment with Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas) as we did this week from Malaysia, we love to feature them on our weekly Fresh Sheet. This week is no exception. Recent visitors may notice that we still have a lone cocoon hanging...

Fresh Sheet – July 15, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   This week we spotlight Smyrna blomfildia (Blomfeld’s Beauty) a butterfly species that can be found in Peru, Central America, Mexico, sometimes Southern Texas, and now in our Tropical Butterfly House! Of course, our pupae come from butterfly...
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