Fresh Sheet – January 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s pupae shipment from Suriname we are featuring the graceful Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing). A Neotropical species, Dryas iulia butterflies are now found breeding in the wild in parts of Thailand and Malaysia. The cause of the species...

Fresh Sheet – January 6, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The first pupae shipment of 2018 comes to us all the way from Malaysia. We’re starting off the year with a bunch of fan favorites, the Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas). Atlas Moths reach adulthood without any mouthparts, so they have one of the...

Fresh Sheet – December 30, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Should Auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Nineteen years ago on December 26, our Tropical Butterfly House opened. We have grown and changed a lot since then but we still feature some species that would have been familiar from...

Fresh Sheet – December 23, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our pupae this week arrived from Costa Rica and butterflies will probably start emerging just in time for Christmas. Remember, Pacific Science Center closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we’re closed all day on Christmas. So if you want to...

Fresh Sheet – December 16, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Our pupae shipment this week comes from Suriname. As you’re working on your holiday shopping and having packages sent to you from around the world, imagine that your family presents may have shared a shipping container with 300 butterflies...
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