Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fresh Sheet – May 18, 2013

Ever wonder what’s going on inside a pupa as a caterpillar turns into a butterfly? Scientists are now able to make 3-D scans of butterfly chrysalises during metamorphosis. Click on the link. No glasses required!

Costa Rica

10 - Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
28 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
58 - Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
06 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
16 - Greta oto (Glasswing)
87 - Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Calico)
15 - Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
74 - Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
88 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
52 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
40 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
30 - Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)

Total = 504

“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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