December 9, 2020
NEW EXHIBIT COMING WINTER 2021: Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera is a large insect group that includes moths, butterflies, and their close relatives, the skippers. With approximately 160,000 described species, it is one of the four most species-rich animal orders in the world. The other three - Coleoptera (beetles), Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps), and Diptera (flies) - are also insects.
Today, staff are beginning to install the exhibit, "Lepidoptera", which will be found adjacent to the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life. When complete, the exhibit will feature over 700 specimens from across the world!