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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 15: Pieridae (2) 

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.

 

RC Dening Collection - Butterflies - Whites - Loranthus feeders.

    58 Mylothris agathina
(Zambia)
804 Mylothris sagala
ssp. dentatus
(Malawi)
1267 Delias eucharis
(Sri Lanka)
    1397 Mylothris sagala
ssp. albissima
(Malawi)
  1269 Delias nigrina
(Australia)
209 Mylothris mavunda
(Zambia)
1003 Mylothris crawshayi
ssp. crawshayi
(Malawi)
      623 Mylothris rubicosta
ssp. rubricosta
(Zambia)
      685 Mylothris yulei
ssp. yulei
(Zambia)
883 Delias pasithoe
(Hong Kong)
893 Delias hyparete
ssp. hierte
(Hong Kong)
  694 Mylothris yulei
ssp. yulei
(Zambia)
 

RC Dening Collection - Butterflies - Whites - Cruciferae feeders.

347 Mylothris alcuana
ssp. shaba
(Zambia)
952 Pieris brassicae   944 Artogeia napi
ssp. napi
149 Mylothris rueppellii
ssp. rhodesiana
(Zambia)
  945 Artogeia rapae 1272 Artogeia napi
ssp. bryoniae
(Germany)
1002 Mylothris rueppellii
ssp. tirikensis
(Kenya)
    Artogeia napi
ssp. flavescens
Mylothris alcuana
ssp. shaba
884 Artogeia canidia
(Hong Kong)
1271 Artogeia manni Artogeia napi
ssp. meridionalis

 

 

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Website Copyright B.Corker 2008     Images Copyright SJ Lawson 2008