Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fresh Sheet – December 20, 2014

Come see the latest pupae shipments from butterfly farms way south of the border. And remember, entry to our Tropical Butterfly House is always free with your admission to Pacific Science Center.


Neotropical Insects NV
Suriname

05 - Parides sesostris (Emerald-patched Cattleheart)
15 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
10 - Heraclides thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
10 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
25 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
10 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
50 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
40 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
50 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
50 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
05 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 270


Bioproductores de El Salvador

06 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
25 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
20 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
18 - Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
10 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
28 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
07 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
15 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
10 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
35 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
25 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
25 - Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
25 - Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
20 - Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
25 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)
10 - Tithorea tarricina (Cream-Spotted Clearwing)

Total = 304

Grand Total = 574

“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.


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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fresh Sheet – December 13, 2014

All of the pupae in our emerging window were raised responsibly in sustainable rainforest farms and shipped weekly to our Tropical Butterfly House. At Pacific Science Center, we are proud to participate in the positive economic, cultural, and environmental impacts that butterfly farming makes throughout the world. Come and enjoy this week’s shipment.


Penang Butterfly Farm, Malaysia

70 - Catopsilia scylla (Orange Emigrant)
08 - Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing)
03 - Cethosia hypsea (Malay Lacewing)
05 - Ideopsis (Danaus) vulgaris (Blue Glassy Tiger)
02 - Euploea mulciber (Striped Blue Crow)
03 - Hypolimnas bolina (Blue moon)
70 - Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite)
26 - Lexias dirtea (Archduke)
02 - Papilio memnon (Great Memnon)
80 - Parthenos sylvia (The Clipper)
18 - Precis atlites (Gray Pansy)
63 - Vindula dejone (The Cruiser)

Total = 350

“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.


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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Fresh Sheet – December 6, 2014

Some of our butterfly species exhibit a wing iridescence that can’t be accurately reproduced in photographic images – but it’s fun to try. Visit our Tropical Butterfly House soon and bring your camera! Many butterflies love to have their pictures taken.


Bioproductores de El Salvador

10 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
30 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
30 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
10 - Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
08 - Heliconius charitonius (Zebra Longwing)
15 - Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
10 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
20 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
10 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
10 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
10 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
40 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
30 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
10 - Papilio androgeus (Queen Page)
30 - Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
30 - Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
25 - Parides arcas (Arcas Cattleheart)
10 - Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
10 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 348

“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fresh Sheet – November 22, 2014

What’s going on here? A recent pupae shipment from Costa Rica contained an unusual looking Heliconius melpomene (left) emerging next to a typical H. melpomene (right). Is this a pigment error or a species variation? Discuss.


Neotropical Insects NV
Suriname

25 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
10 - Heraclides thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
20 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
25 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
25 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
10 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
25 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
25 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
25 - Morpho achilles (Blue-banded Morpho,)
10 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 200


Bioproductores de El Salvador

17 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
21 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
10 - Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
10 - Consul fabius (Tiger Leafwing)
06 - Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
10 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
10 - Heliconius hortense (Mountain Longwing)
10 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
10 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
10 - Memphis nobilis (Noble Leafwing)
20 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
05 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
27 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
20 - Papilio erostratus (Dusky Swallowtail)
12 - Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)

Total = 198


Grand Total = 398

“Fresh Sheet” is our weekly shipment report of pupae on display in the emerging window. Visit Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House and meet our newest residents.


Read more!