Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fresh Sheet – May 10, 2014

Ever taken a close look at a butterfly proboscis? Some are long and some are short. Sometimes a butterfly’s proboscis is rolled up and other times it's unfurled, searching for nectar or other liquid nutrients. Next time you visit our Tropical Butterfly House take a close look at this fascinating invertebrate appendage.

Neotropical Insects NV, Suriname

30 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
10 - Heraclides thoa (Thoas Swallowtail)
05 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
40 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
25 - Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing)
35 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
40 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
40 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
05 - Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing)
40 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 270

“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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