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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.


Case 1 - Hesperiidae

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


RC Dening Collection - Butterflies - Hesperiidae A

946 Pyrgus andromedae
88 Abantis zambesiaca
996 Pyrgus oileus
1321 Syrichtus proto
1317 Pyrgus sidae
1319 Pyrgus amoricanus
959 Carcharodus alceae

1324 Baoris farri
(Hong Kong)

1320 Pyrgus malvae
1318 Pyrgus alceae
947 Erynnis tages 1326 Pelopidas subochracea
ssp. barneyi

(Hong Kong)
  474 Abantis bamptoni
  1316 Spialia galba
(Sri Lanka)
  634 Abantis paradisea
1325 Parnara guttata
(Hong Kong))

RC Dening Collection - Butterflies - Hesperiidae B

1016 Thymelicus flavus 1247 Thymelicus lineola 1309 Suastus gremius
ssp. subgrisea
(Sri Lanka)
1310 Matapa aria
(Hong Kong)
1311 Telicota ohara
ssp. formosana
(Hong Kong)
1327 Borbo cinnara
(Hong Kong)
960 Thymelicus acteon
1322 Hesperia comma 1309 Suastus gremius
ssp. gremius
(Hong Kong)
1307 Odontoptilum angulatum
(Hong Kong)
1301 Telicota colon
ssp. kala
(Sri Lanka)
937 Ochlodes venatus 1312 Iambrix salsala
ssp. salsala
(Hong Kong)
1304 Udaspes folus
1313 Astictopterus jama
ssp. chinensis
(Hong Kong)
1296 Gangara thyrsis
ssp. clothilda
(Sri Lanka)
1291 Pelopidas agna
ssp. agna
997 Hylephila phylaeus
1315 Sarangesa dasahara
1300 Baracus vittatus
ssp. vittatus
(Sri Lanka)
1299 Caprona ransonnettii
ssp. ransonnettii
(Sri Lanka)
1297 Notocrypta paralysos
ssp. alysia
(Sri Lanka)
948 Carterocephalus palaemon





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