Fresh Sheet – March 31, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia there are three different representatives from our least featured butterfly family: Family, Pieridae. Pieridae butterflies are known as the Whites and Sulphurs because of the dominant colors...

Living Wall

PacSci Perspectives   A new installation is now enhancing our Tropical Butterfly House, enriching the experience for butterflies and guests alike. This week we added a living wall to the area next to the butterfly emerging window. Previously a blank white space, it is...

Fresh Sheet – March 24, 2018

PacSci Perspectives       Happy Spring! Spring is a wonderful time in Seattle. The warmer temperatures and longer days mean more and more amazing time outside. It also means that we’re getting to a time of year when we can spot local butterflies, too! One very...

Fresh Sheet – March 17, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Among this week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we have two species to compare and contrast: Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) and Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page). These two butterflies have almost identical pupae and larvae; have the...

Fresh Sheet – March 10, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Working with butterflies that come from other countries is a bit of a tricky situation. Since we don’t want to do anything that affects the local environment, we work in close communication with the USDA. We apply for permits, listing every...
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