For immediate release ‐ December 16, 2021
Contact: Jon Pishney, 919.707.8083. Images available upon request
Dr. Adrian Smith, Head of the Museum’s Evolutionary Biology & Behavior Lab, is out with a new video! The YouTube sensation filmed slow motion flight and time-lapse sequences of tropical butterflies emerging from their pupae, and taking flight, and gives a behind-the-scenes tour of our walk-in tropical dry forest exhibit.
Check out naturalsciences.org/planyourvisit for info about when to visit the Museum. Right now (Dec, 2021) the Conservatory (butterfly room) is not open to the public due to Covid-related safety measures, but we hope to invite guests back to this spectacular exhibit soon!
- 00:00 – owl butterfly
- 01:09 – behind the scenes
- 02:22 – timelapse eclosion
- 03:29 – longwings
- 04:13 – blue morpho
- 05:14 – malachite
- 05:38 – cattleheart
- 06:21 – blue morpho