Fresh Sheet – June 15, 2019

PacSci Blog   Here are this week’s pupae, from El Salvador. You may notice a couple of species with synonymous names.Often when there are two genus listed, it means the species has been reclassified either to join another existing genus, or was found to be...

Fresh Sheet – June 8, 2019

PacSci Blog   One of the best-known insects in the world, Danaus plexippus (The Monarch) is most famous for its amazing Western Hemisphere migration. But did you know that Monarchs have an almost worldwide geographic range?Although native from Canada to Northern South...

Fresh Sheet – June 1, 2019

PacSci Blog     This week’s pupae shipment from Suriname contains two chrysalises that remind us of gold earrings, Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing) and Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing). Even though the word “chrysalis” comes from the...

Fresh Sheet – May 18, 2019

PacSci Blog   Here are this week’s pupae, from El Salvador.We are getting 15 Parides montezuma this week. They are part of a large group of butterflies called ‘pipevine swallowtails’. They are named so because their caterpillars feed exclusively on...

Fresh Sheet – May 11, 2019

PacSci Blog   Let’s discuss the genus Siproeta. Pacific Science Center is getting two of the three species from the genus, in our Costa Rica pupae shipment: S. stelenes (Malachite) and S. epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page). Their pupae are nearly identical – in fact,...
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