Fresh Sheet – October 14, 2017

PacSci Perspectives     This week we are highlighting three different species of Malaysian butterflies from the genus Euploea: E. modesta, E. mulciber, and E. phaenareta. All of these species are milkweed butterflies from the subfamily, Danainae, the same as the...

Fresh Sheet – October 7, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from El Salvador, we have a species that we’ve never seen before: Perrhybris pyrrha. As a result, we don’t have any photographs to show of this species. However, the Christine Reiman Gardens at Iowa...

Fresh Sheet – September 30, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   We feature many brightly colored butterflies and a few with brown and red markings like dead leaves. Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) is somewhat unusual in blending in with fresh green foliage, and for that reason it tends to get overlooked. But...

Fresh Sheet – September 23, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our shipment of butterflies this week comes to us from Suriname. Many of the butterflies that fill our house so beautifully originate from Central and South America and travel through the southern United States to reach us. Suriname, thankfully,...

Nemo’s Birthday Greetings

PacSci Perspectives   Our naked mole rat colony has many fans. Most of them love the whole colony equally but a few have favorite individuals. Recently, one correspondent sent a charming birthday note to Nemo, a mole rat that she has observed over time via our webcam....
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