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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. His collection of over 70 cases of specimens is now held by the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, in Scotland.


Countries covered by the R.C. Dening Collection

The majority of the R.C. Dening Collection came from the Central African countries of Zambia and Malawi. The collection also contains specimens from the following 40 countries:

Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Brazil, Congo, Cyprus, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States of America, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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Each specimen in the collection was individually labelled with precise details of the location of its collection. Anyone interested in such fine detail should contact the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

In addition, Tim kept his own personal notes of specimens collected, using a system of numbering for different species. In some cases, a species may have more than one number - he may have suspected them to be different species prior to more detailed examination.

Copies of these hand-written personal notes can be accessed from the pages dedicated to each individual case on this website. A page of explanations has also been included on the website to help readers to interpret the collector's notes.






Website Copyright B.Corker 2008     Images Copyright SJ Lawson 2008