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
Me in other media:
Entomological Society of America about my research on Lonomia: a blogpost “Up close and personal with venomous moths”. See the link HERE (Click!)
IABES – International Association of Butterfly Exihibitors & Suppliers: International Flutterings, the e-magazine, with some good tips for breeding, news for butterfly breeders and and interview with me!
The library! Interesting reads, special documents & other stuff:
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