Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fresh Sheet – November 21, 2015

With the arrival of Anartia pupae this week, Life Sciences will resume another round of longevity studies. Look for marked Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock) in our Tropical Butterfly House over the course of the next few weeks and beyond.

Neotropical Insects NV

40 - Battus polydamas (Polydamus Swallowtail)
50 - Heliconius melpomene (Postman)
40 - Anartia amathea (Scarlet Peacock)
10 - Archeoprepona demophoon (Hubner’s Prepona)
50 - Biblis hyperia (Red Rim)
45 - Caligo memnon (Owl Butterfly)
25 - Eryphanis polyxena (Purple Mort Bleu Owl)
10 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 270

Bioproductores de El Salvador

30 - Battus belus (Belus Swallowtail)
30 - Heliconius hecale (Tiger Longwing)
12 - Heliconius ismenius (Ismenius Longwing)
20 - Lycorea cleobaea (Large Tiger)
05 - Morpho peleides (Blue Morpho)
25 - Morpho polyphemus (White Morpho)
20 - Myscelia ethusa (Royal Blue Butterfly)
10 - Papilio garamas (Magnificent Swallowtail)
12 - Papilio torquatus (Band-gapped Swallowtail)
06 - Prepona omphale (Blue Belly-Button)
25 - Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing)

Total = 207

Grand Total = 477

“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.

1 comment:

  1. Anartia amathea are the next species we are studying in the longevity study, but we aren’t marking them. We decided that they all came out close enough to the same day that we are going to have a bit of wiggle room in the study and have more approximate measures of their longevity. So we are just counting how many we release into the butterfly house each day, but not putting any sort of marking on them. They are so small that we worried about injuring them in trying to mark their wings.