In 2015, Dutch moth and butterfly breeder Bart Coppens showcased the surprising beauty of the giant moths he’s raised. Like their butterfly cousins, these very gentle giants sport a wide array of colors, designs and features that allow them stand out and/or to hide in plain sight. The variety of moths Coppens features on his YouTube channel is absolutely remarkable and his helpful narration within each video offers a real opportunity to learn about these beautiful creatures. Coppens is also raising funds through Patreon in order to keep his video series going.
T Cultivating interest in insects and creating easily accessible information (for both professionals and the ‘common man’) about them is something that could seriously boost future conservation efforts if done on a large scale. I am also an (amateur) researcher and biologist, and research butterflies and moths on a scientific level. While I do not receive institutional support or funding, your donation allows me to carry these projects to a higher level.
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