Bart Coppens is creating BUTTERFLY & MOTH RESEARCH: Entomological research + webcontent
5

patrons

$20
per month
Welcome Visitor! Feel free to explore my new Patreon.
When it comes to insects, proper education and distribution of  knowledge are  very important!  

Who am I? 
I am an entomologist from the Netherlands that has dedicated his life to studying butterflies and moths. I am a published author of scientific papers about them, run a YouTube channel dedicated to butterflies and moths and several websites too with information and caresheets, and breed over 40 species a year as a hobby. Unfortunately, this hobby costs me a lot of time and money although my passion for these insects is enough to keep me going. This patreon page gives the community the ability to support me - and by proxy, all the webcontent and knowledge I hope to produce about these wonderful  and underrated organisms. I am the owner of a moderately succesful YouTube channel about butterflies and moths, a website that lists caresheets, author of scientific publications and eBooks and much more. Please support me and my quest!

 
Some of my moon moths, splendid creatures worthy of our respect. Unfortunately, the future if many amazing butterfly and moth species is uncertain, and the only way to help them is to improve our biological understanding of them.

What are some things I am producing?
To prove I have the credentials, here is some of my webcontent and publications that your donation will support. For example:
1. My personal website:
My personal website about breeding Lepidoptera! (click) 
2. My Youtube channel:
My YouTube channel, dediced to entomology! (click)
3. My research publications. I study these creatures on a scientific level to improve our understanding of them. Some background reading:
Life cycle of Lonomia electra  (click!)  
A blog report about my research (click!)
4. My many social media account that I have to maintain, like InstagramFacebook, Facebook pages and more

What will my patronage support?
The funding from donations would support:
  • Compensating for the costs of keeping my websites up  (WordPress cost)  
  • Compensating for the cost of livestock (eggs, cocoons, pupae) and the required breeding materials (host plant, cages, containers)
  • The development of my scientific publications  
  • Compensating for the time and costs involved in giving readings, education on schools, courses in biology of Lepidoptera and more
  • Publishing costs, cost of literature and anything related to scientific projects
Rewards
Pieris brassicae
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Congratulations! You are now a patron of.. everything I do. And that is a lot, even if I say so myself. Thanks for being the backbone that helps support me!


REWARD: Free e-books, databases and publications that I sell commercially to non-patrons.  Check my website for details! Link: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/


And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!


Polyommatus icarus
$3.50 or more per month 0 patrons
A more advanced tier of patronage. 


REWARD: All the rewards mentioned in the "Pieris brassicae" tier, but with extra discounts an advantages.  Check my website for details! Link: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/

And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this tier are eligible for greater rewards and discounts, such as a -25%(!) discount on all my insect specimens, free books and more. For details please check my website:  https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/


And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Morpho peleides
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this support tier, will recieve a personal letter by me thanking them, and some custom made butterfly and moth stickers, and all other rewards in the tiers below this one. For more information please check out: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/

 

And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Bhutanitis sp.
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons who pledge this amount will  get to choose from one of these items: 

-a caterpillar rearing sleeve for outdoor rearing, OR:

-a butterfly/moth pop-up cage for keeping adults and larvae, OR: 

- Papered insect specimens for collection, OR:

- Some of the insects I bred myself (livestock) - this means eggs or cocoons from a moth species to rear.
(Plus al previous mentioned reward tiers)
NOTE: Importing exotic insect livestock is not allowed in many parts of the world, please check your local legislation before picking the last option.


They will also recieve the discounts and thank-you letter mentioned in previous tiers. 

Ornithoptera priamus
$80 or more per month 0 patrons
  Patrons who pledge this amount will recieve a framed dead butterfly or moth from a species I raised myself - from egg to adult. The species will be discussed  to your liking and the availability. I do have some pretty unique species in stock often. (Plus al previous mentioned reward tiers).



Goals
5 of 10 patrons
Starting development and releasing an e-book about the host plants of all the Sphingidae in Europe and in North America. 
1 of 2
Welcome Visitor! Feel free to explore my new Patreon.
When it comes to insects, proper education and distribution of  knowledge are  very important!  

Who am I? 
I am an entomologist from the Netherlands that has dedicated his life to studying butterflies and moths. I am a published author of scientific papers about them, run a YouTube channel dedicated to butterflies and moths and several websites too with information and caresheets, and breed over 40 species a year as a hobby. Unfortunately, this hobby costs me a lot of time and money although my passion for these insects is enough to keep me going. This patreon page gives the community the ability to support me - and by proxy, all the webcontent and knowledge I hope to produce about these wonderful  and underrated organisms. I am the owner of a moderately succesful YouTube channel about butterflies and moths, a website that lists caresheets, author of scientific publications and eBooks and much more. Please support me and my quest!

 
Some of my moon moths, splendid creatures worthy of our respect. Unfortunately, the future if many amazing butterfly and moth species is uncertain, and the only way to help them is to improve our biological understanding of them.

What are some things I am producing?
To prove I have the credentials, here is some of my webcontent and publications that your donation will support. For example:
1. My personal website:
My personal website about breeding Lepidoptera! (click) 
2. My Youtube channel:
My YouTube channel, dediced to entomology! (click)
3. My research publications. I study these creatures on a scientific level to improve our understanding of them. Some background reading:
Life cycle of Lonomia electra  (click!)  
A blog report about my research (click!)
4. My many social media account that I have to maintain, like InstagramFacebook, Facebook pages and more

What will my patronage support?
The funding from donations would support:
  • Compensating for the costs of keeping my websites up  (WordPress cost)  
  • Compensating for the cost of livestock (eggs, cocoons, pupae) and the required breeding materials (host plant, cages, containers)
  • The development of my scientific publications  
  • Compensating for the time and costs involved in giving readings, education on schools, courses in biology of Lepidoptera and more
  • Publishing costs, cost of literature and anything related to scientific projects

Recent posts by Bart Coppens

Rewards
Pieris brassicae
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Congratulations! You are now a patron of.. everything I do. And that is a lot, even if I say so myself. Thanks for being the backbone that helps support me!


REWARD: Free e-books, databases and publications that I sell commercially to non-patrons.  Check my website for details! Link: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/


And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!


Polyommatus icarus
$3.50 or more per month 0 patrons
A more advanced tier of patronage. 


REWARD: All the rewards mentioned in the "Pieris brassicae" tier, but with extra discounts an advantages.  Check my website for details! Link: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/

And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this tier are eligible for greater rewards and discounts, such as a -25%(!) discount on all my insect specimens, free books and more. For details please check my website:  https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/


And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Morpho peleides
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this support tier, will recieve a personal letter by me thanking them, and some custom made butterfly and moth stickers, and all other rewards in the tiers below this one. For more information please check out: https://breedingbutterflies.com/products-sales/

 

And last but not least.. you get my sincere thanks, knowing that your contribution has motivated me to work even harder!

 

Bhutanitis sp.
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons who pledge this amount will  get to choose from one of these items: 

-a caterpillar rearing sleeve for outdoor rearing, OR:

-a butterfly/moth pop-up cage for keeping adults and larvae, OR: 

- Papered insect specimens for collection, OR:

- Some of the insects I bred myself (livestock) - this means eggs or cocoons from a moth species to rear.
(Plus al previous mentioned reward tiers)
NOTE: Importing exotic insect livestock is not allowed in many parts of the world, please check your local legislation before picking the last option.


They will also recieve the discounts and thank-you letter mentioned in previous tiers. 

Ornithoptera priamus
$80 or more per month 0 patrons
  Patrons who pledge this amount will recieve a framed dead butterfly or moth from a species I raised myself - from egg to adult. The species will be discussed  to your liking and the availability. I do have some pretty unique species in stock often. (Plus al previous mentioned reward tiers).