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With over 20,000 species globally, identifying a specific butterfly species at a glance can be quite the challenge, especially considering their intricate flight patterns. Our dedicated team, enriched with vast experience and expertise in lepidopterology and other Animals, has curated comprehensive profiles for thousands of butterflies. Dive in to easily recognize the fluttering visitor in your garden, and learn about common butterflies, their caterpillars, and pupas. Meet Our Team:

Poppy Glendening (M.Sc ,BSc) Lepidopterist

Poppy Glendening

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I’m an entomologist and conservation biologist holding an MSc in Zoology from the University of Sussex. My expertise lies in trophic interactions and the preservation of at-risk species. I’ve tackled challenging fieldwork in remote, demanding environments, displaying adaptability and resilience. Proficient in software like RStudio, GIS, and SPSS, I employ them to analyze data and develop diverse statistical models for research.


  1. Master of Science – MS, Zoology/Animal Biology 2015 – 2019 (lepidopterology)
  2. TEFL, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Jan 2021 – Mar 2021 Jan 2021 – Mar 2021


  1. Entomologist/Manager Middleton common butterfly garden · Part-time Feb 2021 – Present
  2. Lepidopterist The Entomologist (West Sussex, England, United Kingdom) · Full-time Feb 2021 – Present
  3. Research Assistant – identifying invertebrate species in pitfall traps in Ecuador. Inputting data onto an excel spreadsheet. – Feb 2022 – Apr 2022
  4. Scientific Researcher- Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve · Internship· Internship Jul 2018 – Sep 2018 ·  Nanegal, Pichincha, Ecuador
  5. Marine Surveyor – Sussex Wildlife Trust ,using different techniques to carry out surveys of the species found across the Sussex coast line. 2016- 2017
  6. Wildlife rescue worker – East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS), 2015 – 2016
  7. Zookeeper at Knockhatch Adventure Park – Feeding and handling large birds of prey and small mammals.

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Dr. James Watuwa (MSc. WHM ,BVM)

Dr. Watuwa James

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Dr. James Watuwa boasts a notable six-year track record in the care and management of diverse species, especially Wild Animels ,Butterflies, Moths and more. He has demonstrated extensive proficiency in clinical practices, breeding, and nutrition. His dedication to animal welfare stands out, ensuring their well-being.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree and a range of certificates in conservation and related fields, Dr. Watuwa has lent his expertise to esteemed organizations. These include the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC), the USA’s White Oak Conservation Area, and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).


  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment from Nkumba University, Uganda (April 2021 – March 2022)
  2. Certificate in Scientific Writing, Research, and Publishing from the Tropical Biology Association, Kenya (November 2022 – December 2022)
  3. MSc in Wildlife Health and Management (MSc. WHM) (July 2018 – July 2022)
  4. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) (July 2012 – July 2017)


  1. Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC-Zoo), Entebbe, Uganda
    Position: Current Role since May 2019
  2. White Oak Conservation Area, Florida, USA
    Position: Trainee Veterinarian, May 2022 – June 2022
  3. Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) & Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
    Position: Support Veterinarian, January 2020 – December 2020
  4. Endangered Wildlife Conservation Organisation (EWCO), Kampala, Uganda
    — Herp Mapper, January 2019 – January 2020
    — Chief Executive Officer, January 2017 – February 2019
  5. Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), Kampala, Uganda
    Position: Wildlife Veterinarian, February 2017 – February 2019
  6. Bwindi-Sarambwe Mountain Gorilla Census
    Position: Team Leader, March 2018 – November 2018
  7. Uganda Small Animal Practitioners Association
    Position: Intern Trainee, December 2016 – May 2017

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Toby Vaughn

Toby Vaughn

Toby Vaughn is a dedicated butterfly enthusiast currently pursuing her degree in ecology at the esteemed University of California, Davis. Since 2012, she has been deeply engrossed in understanding the migration patterns of North American monarchs. With her extensive knowledge and academic focus, Toby is an emerging voice in the field.

Contact: toby@butterflyidentification.com

Idan Baranes

Idan Baranes is a true Environmental activist and web developer. With butterflies being his top favorite animal, he has traveled to many butterfly farms around the world to admire and learn about these delicate creatures. Additionally, Idan is responsible for quality checks, ensuring that everything meets the highest standards and is nothing less than perfect. He hopes to use his passion and knowledge to help protect butterflies and their habitats from destruction.

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Purpose of www.butterflyidentification.com

We are passionate about butterflies. This site is devoted to the exquisite being known as the ‘Butterfly’ – nature’s winged jewel – and to those who appreciate and admire them. With the countless butterfly enthusiasts in mind, our goal is to provide comprehensive information from A-Z, starting from identifying a butterfly, understanding its behavior, to preserving its habitat and learning about various butterfly species. We seek your support, as we aspire to be the premier butterfly identification resource on the internet.

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