Fresh Sheet – June 9, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s shipment from Costa Rica is all about variety. There are 23 species of butterfly that are represented in just this one shipment! Only nine of these species are actually represented on our butterfly guides. People often ask how...

Fresh Sheet – June 2, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Butterfly mating Spring is in the air and as everywhere in nature, romance is evident in our Tropical Butterfly House. Sure, we might see the occasional human couple hand-in-hand enjoying the flowers and butterflies. We’ve even witnessed an...

Fresh Sheet – May 26, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s shipment from Malaysia contains a beautiful variety of species, including one that isn’t often seen in our Tropical Butterfly House, the Malayan Leafwing butterfly, Kallima paralekta. When its wings are closed, this...

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...
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