Only time for a quick post today, so I thought I'd put up some more photos I took at the Butterfly Magic exhibit at the The Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Note from post of January 23: The exhibit contains about 50 different species. About 400 chrysalids are shipped from butterfly farms to the Botanical Gardens each week and are placed in a pupae chamber to mature. After they emerge from their casings as butterflies, they are transferred to the exhibit space, which is maintained at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 85% humidity. In addition to tropical flowers, the butterflies are supplied with a variety of fruits to feed on. Butterflies come from Costa Rica, Suriname, Ecuador, Thailand, the Philippines and Florid
Chrysalids hanging in the window of the Emergent Room: