Numbers in the Wing
- There are currently 1242 butterflies representing 67 different Species in the Wing!
- Since the beginning of the year, 9202 butterflies have been released in the Wing!
- There's only one Ascia monuste in the wing right now. Try to find it!
Unlike the butterflies and moths we have at Reiman Gardens, which go through complete metamorphoses (Holometabolism) our New Guinea Walking Sticks go through incomplete metamorphoses (Hemimetabolism), where the young nymphs resemble the adults only smaller. Shortly after receiving our New Guinea Walking Sticks the females began laying eggs. Well those eggs are now hatching and we now have cute baby walking sticks which will be on display from time to time in the center emergence chamber in front of the Butterfly Lab.