Fresh Sheet – December 8, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   Below is the list of pupae coming to us this week from Malaysia. Included in that number is the Troides helena, a butterfly that is seriously undersold by its common name, the “Common Birdwing.” While there are many subspecies of...

Fresh Sheet – November 17, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   In this week’s shipment, we have a nice crop of the Julia Longwing butterfly, one that seems to have gotten its common name from a typo. Sometimes we may see this butterfly listed by the Latin name Dryas julia, but actually its name...

Fresh Sheet – November 10, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   We have Attacus atlas (Atlas Moth) cocoons in this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia. These large, beautiful moths can be quite easy to find resting on a tree branch during the day and they always delight our guests. Have you ever...

Death is Not the End: A Decomposition Story

PacSci Perspectives   Our newest living exhibit, Death is not the end: a decomposition story, is now open in our Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery. The exhibit explores the important role that decomposers play in converting dead organisms into usable nutrients so that...

Fresh Sheet – October 13, 2018

PacSci Perspectives   The pupae this week are coming to us from Malaysia. We often end up with little reminders about the world where our butterflies are coming from and this week is one of those. Malaysia is experiencing monsoon levels of rain that are wreaking havoc...
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