Fresh Sheet – April 20, 2019

PacSci Blog   This week’s pupae are from El Salvador, and include a nice mixture of species.Some of the behaviors of the White Morpho, Morpho polyphemus, are worth highlighting. This butterfly is described as a ‘path following’ species. It flies low...

Assassins in The Springtime

PacSci Blog The ‘white-eyed assassin’ sounds like a character you’d encounter in a cloak-and-dagger TV drama or video game. In actuality, it’s one of our resident bugs in Pacific Science Center’s Living Exhibits. The name is derived from...

Fresh Sheet – April 13, 2019

PacSci Blog   In this week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica, we are getting a small number of Rothschildia lebeau (Lebeau’s Rothschildia), a small but stunning silk moth with large transparent sections of its wing. The name silk moth is a little confusing....

PacSci Podcast: Get Ready To Hit The Beach, Carefully

PacSci Blog Spring and summer are here and that means it’s time to get outdoors and explore our world. And there’s no better way to do that around our part of the planet than hitting local beaches when tides are lowest. In this quick PacSci Podcast, get...

Fresh Sheet – April 6, 2019

PacSci Blog   While we are awaiting a shipment from Suriname containing three hundred pupae to add to our Tropical Butterfly House, we wanted to feature Biblis hyperia, commonly known as the Red Rim. We talk a lot about mimicry, but not often about unique butterflies....
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