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How Long Do Butterflies Live? New Data From The Butterfly Center Gives Us Some Answers
April 25, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

How long do butterflies live? It is one of the questions we get most frequently in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and our replies vary. We may say an average of two weeks, which was the accepted standard based off of a few small scale experiments in the Butterfly Center over the years. We may say […]

Seeing Stripes: The Zebra Longwing Butterfly
December 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

The¬†zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia) is a common resident of the Cockrell Butterfly Center (CBC). This butterfly is easily recognizable with boldly striped yellow and black wings. When visiting the CBC, you’ll often spot them sipping nectar from the flowers and nectar feeders or sunning themselves with their wings spread open. These butterflies have some unique […]

Visit our butterfly beauties at Primavera through April 7 at the Houston Galleria!
March 27, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Every year, the Houston Galleria hosts Primavera: a springtime celebration of all things blooming. As in the past, the Museum got in on Primavera this year with a butterfly garden installation: Visit our flappers in their fabulous temporary digs through April 7 on the ground floor of Galleria 4, in between Ann Taylor and Gigi’s […]



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