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I have been collecting Lepidoptera at least since the age of 10. There were ups and downs, but I never fully quit this hobby. With the exception of a few gifts from friends, I only collect insects that I capture myself in the wild. For this reason I like to think of myself as a hunter and trapper,  not a collector (this is a good moment to read my environmental statement). Right now my collection boasts 4443 unique cataloged specimens from 6 continents, as detailed in the complete holdings list .

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All my butterflies and moths are stored as pinned and dried specimens in special drawers: almost airtight flat wooden boxes with a foamy bottom to hold the insect pins and a glass top. About 150 of these drawers fill up a dedicated room in my house. Some day I plan to add it to the millions-strong insect collection of my school ETHZ , which is mostly built from private contributions.

Each specimen has a unique ID tag and a digital counterpart. The latter is a pair of tagged photographs of the recto and verso sides of the set specimen. These digital specimens are stored in "digital drawers" that you are invited to browse by clicking on them below.



Most recent inventory: 22.10.2021


Papilionidae

AZ15-0117R AZ11-0078R

Parnassiinae, Papilioninae

Pieridae

AZ14-0171R AZ11-0073R

Dismorphiinae, Pierinae

Pieridae

AZ14-0177R AZ15-0057R

Coliadinae

Nymphalidae

AZ19-0203V AZ20-0489R

Libytheinae, Charaxinae, Pseudergolinae, Biblidinae, Apaturinae, Cyrestinae

Danainae

AZ16-0024R AZ19-0193R

Danaini, Ithomiini

Heliconiinae

AZ15-0282R AZ20-0394R

Acraeini, Heliconiini, Argynnini, Vagrantini

Nymphalinae

AZ12-1000R AZ19-0114R

Coeini, Nymphalini, Victorinini, Junoniini, Kallimini, Melitaeini

Limenitidinae

AZ17-0055R AZ18-0115V

Parthenini, Cymothoini, Adoliadini, Limenitidini, Pseudoneptini, Pseudacraeini, Neptini

Satyrinae

AZ20-0300R AZ14-0079V

Morphini, Brassolini, Amathusiini, Elymniini, Haeterini, Melanitini, Zetherini

Satyrini

AZ20-0442R AZ17-0037V

Parargina, Lethina, Mycalesina, Eritina, Ragadiina, Coenonymphina, Erebiina, Maniolina, Melanargiina, Satyrina, Ypthimina

Satyrini

AZ20-0455V AZ17-0027R

Euptychiina, Pronophilina

Riodinidae

AZ15-0100R AZ13-0037V

Nemeobiinae, Euselasiinae, Riodininae

Lycaenidae

AZ14-0036V AZ15-0201R

Polyommatinae

Lycaenidae

AZ11-0529R AZ11-0423R

Poritiinae, Miletinae, Curetinae, Theclinae, Aphnaeinae, Lycaeninae

Hesperioidea

AZ16-0032R AZ11-1315R

Hesperiidae

Bombycoidea

AZ20-0273R AZ18-0151R

Saturniidae, Apatelodidae, Eupterotidae, Brahmaeidae, Bombycidae, Sphingidae

Noctuoidea

AZ18-0228R AZ16-0122R

Noctuidae, Notodontidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae

Erebidae

AZ14-0257R AZ13-0317R

Tinoliinae, Scoliopteryginae, Pangraptinae, Lymantriinae, Hypocalinae, Herminiinae, Eulepidotinae, Calpinae, Aganainae, Arctiinae

Erebidae

AZ14-0013R AZ15-0099R

Erebinae

Heterocera

AZ20-0303R AZ16-0153R

Geometroidea, Sesioidea, Calliduloidea, Lasiocampoidea, Zygaenoidea, Cossoidea, Pyraloidea, Yponomeutoidea, Mimallonoidea