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Elephant hawk-moth

Adult elephant hawk-moths are quite a common sight May-July across the UK. Frank Lees bred this moth from a larva between 1934 and 1935. It emerged as an adult 11...

Elephant hawk-moth

Adult elephant hawk-moths are quite a common sight May-July across the UK. Frank Lees found this specimen 26 June 1929. The caterpillar (larva) looks a little like an elephant’s trunk. It...

Greater African jacana egg

Jacanas are African wading birds. They usually lay their eggs on partly submerged pads of aquatic plants or small floating rafts of vegetation....

White-bellied woodstar

The label that accompanies this specimen is difficult to read but suggests that this female white-bellied woodstar hummingbird was collected in Valle [?] Faundiaco in Ecuador....

Glossy ibis

This juvenile male glossy ibis was collected in Topsham. They live in wetland habitats and use their long curved beaks to probe for prey including small fish, crabs and frogs....

Eurasian spoonbill

This is an immature male bird. The plumage of adult breeding birds is entirely white except for a yellow breast patch. They have dark legs, a black-tipped yellow bill and,...

Butterfly

Major CP Bradshaw collected this specimen and it was donated to the Museum in 1933 with other specimens from his collections....

Large blue butterfly

This male blue butterfly was collected in 1928 by Dr. R. V. Solly in Locarno, Switzerland. This is a threatened species across Europe due to loss of habitat....

Alcon blue butterfly

This rare male blue alcon butterfly was collected in France in June 1927 by Dr. R. V. Solly. This species is vulnerable to extinction due to the complex relationship with...