Numbers in the Wing
- There are currently 1022 butterflies representing 58 different Species in the Wing!
- Since the beginning of the year, 4132 butterflies have been released in the Wing!
- There's only one Papilio constantinus in the wing right now. Try to find it!
Recently in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, our rainbow eucalyptus was attacked by thrips, a nasty pest that was calling the leaves to fall off. We never use insecticides in the Butterfly Wing—those could kill butterflies as well as the problem insects. So instead we brought in predatory mites and Minute Pirate Bugs to attack the thrips. Time will tell which will win and if the eucalyptus stays.