Fresh Sheet – February 16, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   Here comes the sunshine, or as close as we can get it by receiving our pupae from somewhere warm.Included in this week’s shipment are small numbers of two sulfur butterflies: Phoebis sennae, the Cloudless Sulfur and Anteos clorinde, the...

Fresh Sheet – February 9, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   One of the species we are getting this week is Agraulis vanillea, known by its common name as “Gulf Fritillary.” Unlike a lot of our species, this one has populations all the way north into the USA Gulf Region, as well as in Central...

Fresh Sheet – January 26, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   One of the fun things about unpacking a new shipment of butterfly chrysalises is the huge variety we see in the colors and shapes of the pupae. Some people like to relax and look at clouds, deciding what their imagination can see in the different...

Fresh Sheet – January 19, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes the beautiful Danaus plexippus (The Monarch). These butterflies should be emerging around the same time as Pacific Science Center brings back the popular IMAX movie, “Flight of the...

Fresh Sheet – January 12, 2019

PacSci Perspectives   Included in this week’s shipment from Suriname are 30 Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho) pupae. The following is a brief excerpt from the website learnaboutbutterflies.com about Blue Morpho butterflies:It is a source of amusement to...
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