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learnaboutbutterflies.com is the most complete and authoritative on-line resource dealing with Lepidoptera worldwide. It aims to promote the conservation of butterflies, moths and their habitats; to illustrate and describe a large and representative selection of the world's species, and to provide detailed, accurate information about all aspects of their lives. It uses a style of presentation designed to entertain amateur enthusiasts, but also to provide clear, highly detailed and accurate data for those involved in scientific research.
 

In November 2009 the site was redesigned to create a more modern & visually appealing style, to pave the way for further expansion and to improve download times.

Species currently described and illustrated = 462 worldwide.

 

Butterflies of the British Isles - 64 species accounts published, covering all the resident species and most migrants. All accounts are fully illustrated with photographs of living butterflies in their natural habitats. During 2010 all articles will be updated to incorporate new observations and improved / additional photographs.

Butterflies of Amazonia - Following our 2nd expedition to Peru in September 2008, about 170 of the most beautiful or interesting Amazonian species are now illustrated and fully described on the website. Photographs and species articles can be accessed either from the Butterflies of Amazonia gallery, or via the Species Index. An expedition to a different region of Peru is planned for 2010, with the intention of expanding this section.

Butterflies of the Andes - Following our 2nd expedition to Peru in September 2008, about 100 of of the most beautiful or interesting Andean species are now illustrated and fully described on the website. Photographs and species articles can be accessed either from the Butterflies of Amazonia gallery, or via the Species Index. An expedition to a different region of Peru is planned for 2010, with the intention of expanding this section.

Butterflies of Malaysia & Borneo - Following our 3rd expedition to Malaysia in May 2009, about 85 of the most beautiful or interesting Malaysian species are now illustrated and fully described on the website. Photographs and species articles can be accessed either via the Butterflies of Malaysia & Borneo gallery, or via the Species Index.

Butterflies of West Africa - only 6 species accounts have so far been published, each illustrated with photographs of living butterflies in their natural habitats. All of my African photographs were taken on film cameras, but I now have access to a high quality film scanner, and when time permits I expect to add many of these scanned images on the website.

Butterflies of Europe - I have several thousand images on film, and now have access to a high quality film scanner, so when time permits I expect to incorporate many of the images into the website. Work on this project is likely to commence in spring 2010.

All other sections of the website - all pages are continually and regularly expanded and updated as further information and photographs become available.

Additional targets - new galleries have been added in preparation for sections dealing with the butterflies of North America, Australia and New Guinea; it is hoped that other contributors will provide photographs for these sections, as it will be at least 3 or 4 years before I get the funds or opportunity to begin travelling to these areas.

 
 
learnaboutbutterflies.com was launched in December 2006. During the past 3 years it has grown rapidly and is now one of the most popular natural history websites in Britain. It also has a substantial following in Europe and the USA, and attracts many visitors from Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guyana, Gambia, Ghana, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Sabah, Sarawak, Singapore, South Africa, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, West Malaysia and Zambia.
learnaboutbutterflies.com is an extremely comprehensive website with a well founded reputation for accuracy. It is widely recognised as a major resource for universities, colleges, and schools; and has a substantial following amongst amateur & professional entomologists, ecology students, nature reserve managers, wildlife writers, eco-tourism researchers, and natural history photographers. It also acts as a portal to wildlife and conservation organisations worldwide, via the Links page.
 

 

 

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