AZ's Lepidoptera

AZ's Lepidoptera Home | AZ's group at ETHZ

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Sulawesi, Indonesia, 10km North of Baturube, 2008.
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 specimens that I have captured myself in the wild. For this reason I like to think of myself as a hunter,  not a collector. Man against beast and all that stuff. You may laugh, but try chasing an Uranus moth on a hot sunny day around a rainforest clearing, or a Tatochila white at 4700m elevation, and you will see what I mean. Right now my collection boasts 3758 unique catalogued specimens. One day, I plan to add it to the  millions-strong insect collection of my school ETHZ, which is mostly built from private contributions.

 

Dear ENVIRONMENTALIST: if you have concerns about the environmental impact of my collecting please visit this page. I am pretty sure that I am at least as passionate about butterfly conservation as you are, and that we are actually on the same team.

 

The specimen photos on this site are provided for catalog purposes and are, by no means, of artistic quality. The catalog is fully up to date as of September 2015. A complete holdings list is available. I invite you to check out some "field reports"  of my chasing butterflies across 6 continents. Also, please click on the icons below to watch slideshows of select recent specimens, or browse the complete digital collection further down.

  Slideshow: 2012- 2013 highlights
Slideshow: 2010- 2011 highlights

 





Papilionidae

Papilioninae:
   Papilionini
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Papilioninae:
   Troidini, Leptocircini
Parnassiinae
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Pieridae

Pierinae:
   Pierini: Aporiina, Pierina
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Pierinae (partim)

Dysmorphinae
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Coliadinae:
   "Eurema"
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Coliadinae (partim)
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Nymphlidae

Cyrestinae, Apaturinae,
Lybitheinae, Charaxinae,
Pseudogorgolinae
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Biblidinae 
Satyrinae:
   var. Satyrini- New World
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Satyrinae:
   var. Satyrini- Old World
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Satyrinae:
   Satyrini: Satyrina,
   Mycalesina, Ypthimina
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Satyrinae:
   Brassolini, Morphini,
   Haeterini
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Satyrinae:
   Amathusiini, Melanitini,
   Zetherini, Elymniini
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Danainae:
   Danaini
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Danainae:
   Ithomiini
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Limenitidinae:
   Adoliadini, Parthenini
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Limenitidinae:
   Limenitidini
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Limenitidinae:
   Neptini
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Heliconiinae:
   Argynnini, Vagrantini   
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Heliconiinae:
   Heliconiini
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Heliconiinae:
   Acraeini
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Nymphalinae:
  
Junoniini, Coeini,
   Victorini, Kallimini
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Nymphalinae:
   Nymphalini, Melitaeini
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Lycaenidae

Lycaeninae, Miletinae,
Theclinae (partim),
Curetinae, Poritiinae 
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Theclinae: Eumaeini 
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Polyommatinae (partim)
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Polyommatinae:
   Jamides, Zizeeria,
   Lycaenopsis
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Polyommatinae:
   Plebejus, Polyommatus,
   Cupido
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Riodinidae

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Hesperiidae

Pyrginae, Eudaminae
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Hesperiinae, etc
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Bombycoidea

Saturniidae, Eupterotidae, Lasiocampidae, Apatelodidae
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Sphingidae
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Noctuoidea

Noctuidae,
Notodontidae, Euteliidae
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Erebidae (partim)
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Erebidae:
   Erebinae
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Geometroidea,
Microlepidoptera

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incertae sedis

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