Thomas Desloges Curator

Joined: Mar 24, 2019 Last Active: Oct 29, 2020

Amateur Lepidopterist based in northeastern DRC.

If you have any Central African butterflies that need to be ID'd let me know. I can't guarantee I'll be able to give a definitive answer (there are 2000+ species in DRCongo alone), but I'll do my best.


My identification guides:


My favourite online resources:

My favourite offline resources:

  • "Les Papillons du Zaire" (Berger, 1981) - Out of date, but an incredible book for it's time... and really the only comprehensive book on butterflies in DRC.
  • "Papillons du Gabon" (Vande weghe, 2010) - Another amazingly comprehensive book. Given to me by Steve Collins of the African Butterfly Research Institute.
  • Torben Larsen's unpublished manuscript on African Skippers
  • Michel Libert's various revisions


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