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The R.C. Dening Collection

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Lepidoptera and Odonata collected by R.C. (Tim) Dening from all around the world throughout a lifetime of travel and natural history interest from 1930 to 2000. The collection, amounting to more than 70 cases, is now held in the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, in Scotland. It features a  large number of Zambian butterflies and moths.

 

Butterflies
Case 20: Colotis spp.
 

The names of the butterflies in the cases are listed beneath the pictures, with the country of collection under the name.

You can click on the pictures to go to a higher resolution image.

The numbers next to the names relate to the collector's original hand written notes. The numbers represent species/subspecies, rather than individual specimen numbers. You can access these original species notes by clicking on the underlined names. This will open a PDF document of the relevant page of notes. Locate the correct number on the page to access information on dates and places of collection of that particular species.

Explanations to help the reader to interpret the Collector's Notes are available here.

 

Colotis spp.

137 Colotis vesta
ssp. rhodesinus
(Zambia)
1094 Colotis halimede
ssp. maxima
(Somalia)
1100 Colotis chrysonome
(Somalia)
575 Colotis hildebrandti
(Zambia)
1096 Colotis vesta
ssp. vesta
(Somalia)
583 Colotis amata
ssp. calais
(Zambia)
573 Colotis aurigineus
(Zambia)
125 Colotis celimene
ssp. amina
(Zambia)
1101 Colotis vesta
ssp. vesta
(Somalia)
1102 Colotis amata
ssp. amata
(India)
   
1099 Colotis protomedia
(Somalia)
1103 Colotis amata
ssp. modesta
(Sri Lanka)
   

 

 

 

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