Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fresh Sheet – November 1, 2014

This week we received a lot of interesting pupae: Three kinds of Owl butterfly plus a ‘mini-owl’, five species of Hamadryas, some more Greta oto, but only two specimens of Morpho amanthonte. This relative of M. peleides exhibits sexual dimorphism. The female has a narrow band of blue on a dark wing; the male has blue almost entirely covering his dorsal wing surface. (M. peleides wishes it were that blue!) Let’s hope we got one of each!

For fans of mimicry, we also acquired Eueiudes isabella and Heliconius ismenius, a pair of almost identical looking species.

Suministros Entimológicos Costarricenses, SA
Costa Rica

04 - Archeoprepona demophon (One-spotted Prepona)
12 - Caligo eurilochus (Forest Giant Owl)
08 - Caligo illioneus (Illioneus Giant Owl)
20 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
48 - Catonephele numilia (Numilia)
25 - Eueiudes isabella (Isabella’s Longwing)
20 - Greta oto (Glasswing)
15 - Hamadryas amphinome (Red Calico)
21 - Hamadryas februa (Gray Calico)
06 - Hamadryas feronia (Variable Calico)
11 - Hamadryas fornax (Orange Calico)
22 - Hamadryas laodamia (Starry Calico)
18 - Heliconius cydno (Cydno Longwing)
30 - Heliconius doris (Doris Longwing)
28 - Heliconius erato (Small Postman)
26 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
20 - Heliconius hewitsoni (Hewitson’s Longwing)
15 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
22 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
14 - Heraclides anchisiades (Ruby-spotted Swallowtail)
02 - Morpho amathonte (Amathonte's Morpho,)
37 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
50 - Myscelia cyaniris (Blue Wave Butterfly)
05 - Opsiphanes tamarindi (Tamarind Owl)
17 - Papilio thoas (Thoas Swallowtail)
12 - Parides childrenae (Green-celled Cattleheart)
18 - Parides iphidamas (Transandean Cattleheart)
18 - Siproeta epaphus (Rusty-tipped Page)

Total = 544

“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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