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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 3: Hesperiidae (3) - Pyrginae

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 Pyrginae

357 Coeliades libeon
995 Urbanus proteus
1308 Tagiades litigiosus
(Hong Kong)
757 Eretis djaelaelae
87 Coeliades forestan


102 Tagiades flesus
546 Eretis umbra
313 Coeliades pisistratus
108 Eagris lucetia
550 Eretis umbra
1298 Hasora badra
ssp. lanka
(Sri Lanka)
1305 Celaenorrhinus ambareesa
707 Eagris nottoana
673 Eretis lugens
  105 Celaenorrhinus galenus
170 Calleagris jamesoni
169 Eretis melania
1380 Celaenorrhinus proxima
ssp. proxima

762 Celaenorrhinus galenus
f. kivuensis
148 Calleagris hollandi







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Website Copyright B.Corker 2008     Images Copyright SJ Lawson 2008