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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 18: Pieridae (5)

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 - Various Whites.

953 Pontia daplidice
  1280 Leptosia nina
(Sri Lanka)
1095 Pontia glauconome
  128 Leptosia alcesta
ssp. inalcesta
921 Ascia monuste
f. monuste
875 Aporia crataegi
341 Leptosia nupta
ssp. nupta
921 Ascia monuste
f. evonima
969 Prioneris sita
(Sri Lanka)
1393 Leptosia hybrida
ssp. somereni
921 Ascia monuste
f. virginia
1268 Prioneris thestylis
1285 Leptosia wigginsi





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Website Copyright B.Corker 2008     Images Copyright SJ Lawson 2008