Special projects & publications


Scientific projects and publications:          

Not only do I breed insects for entertainment, I also aspire to make scientific contributions to the field of entomology. I consider myself an aspiring (amateur) entomologist. From time to time I am involved in scientific projects. Sometimes supported by other scientific institutions (botanical gardens, universities, entomological societies) and sometimes purely on my own. From time to time the species I obtain are occasional rarities or very obscure species and it would be a waste not to gather scientific   data from them! Here is a list of projects and publications.


Life cycle and biology of Lonomia electra:

Coppens B, 2016.  “Kweek en beschrijving van de levensstadia van Lonomia electra in gevangenschap (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)”- Entomologische Berichten 76 (6): 213-217 The .pdf file: eb-76-6-213-217-2-1-1

Currently I am involved in a breeding project trying to describe the entire life cycle of Ceranchia apollina.

The aim of this website is to provide information about many species of moths and butterflies around the world, with a slight focus on rearing them in captivity.

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