Bart Coppens is creating EDUCATION: Butterflies & MOTHS! (Research + webcontent)
13
patrons
$84
per month
Help me help insects. I am Bart Coppens and I am a content creator that wants to spread awareness about the beauty and complexity of insects. My speciality is butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). I believe awareness is very important, in a world where public interest in insects is declining. Your donation supports my independent research, my several websites and YouTube channel, my expeditions to other countries, breeding of them in captivity, development of books, guides, and insect conservation. 
JOIN NOW and earn Rewards!

DON'T LIKE PATREON? USE SUBSCRIBESTAR: https://www.subscribestar.com/bartbutterflies

Who am I? 
I am an independent entomologist from the Netherlands that has dedicated his life to studying butterflies and moths. I am a published author of scientific research papers about several butterfly and moth species, run a YouTube channel dedicated to butterflies and moths and several websites containing information and caresheets and breed over 40 species a year as a hobby.

Why support me?
The way I use social media to shed light upon some very obscure and seriously understudied species of insects is something that I believe to be very important, especially that in a time where the biodiversity of our planet is rapidly declining. 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 recieve institutional support or funding, your donation allows me to carry these projects to a higher level. 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT:
- Website about insect vector diseases
STATUS: In development (release 2019-2021)
- Website about the Sphingidae of the Netherlands
STATUS: In development (release 2019)
- Website containing a photo-database of all Lepidoptera I ever photographed
STATUS: In development (release 2019-2020)
- Better Patreon rewards & reward system
STATUS: Progressively changing over time (
CLICK HERE)
- Host plants of North American Saturniidae (.pdf)
STATUS: In development (release 2019)
- Cambodian wildlife/moth expedition and trapping videos + vlogs 
STATUS: In development (release spring 2019)
- Book about breeding moths
Status: In development (release 2025-2030)

What are my donations used for?
  1. Enabling me, an independent entomologist that likes to work with insects - aka animals that are already greatly in need of conservation !
  2. Supporting my websites and online resources: compensating for website (WordPress) costs and compensating for the cost of additional storage space for images and domain names
  3. Camera and technology upgrades to constantly improve the quality of my images and videos
  4. Compensating for my research and the costs of literature: publications and subscriptions to entomological journals, and also the materials I need for my research (chemical analysis or DNA testing is very expensive) 
  5. Livestock: paying for eggs, cocoons and rearing equiment (cages, boxes, food plants) in general, for collection operations and legal permits to acquire obscure or unusual species, obtaining eggs and cocoons of interesting species to display on my website and YouTube channel
  6. Equipment: I need atleast a working photo camera and video camera to constantly post pictures and videos. The more succesful my content, the more the standards will improve, and editing software, professional breeding cages and more materials will come into play. 
  7. Investing in the future: future content may include additional websites, books, and whatever I may come up with next! Crowdfunding enables me to actually make my ideas reality. Possibly coming up: amateur documentaries, e-books, actual books, guides and more. 
  8. Consuming large amounts of pizza and energy drinks (just kidding.. or am I?)
  9. Content quality upgrades: money is invested in editing software, recording hardware, photography equipment, new websites, production and publishing costs of guides and books

Your donation supports: 
- My research, and by extention insect conservation
- My insect breeding
- My Website
- My Youtube
- Development of new media: guides, books, research, media (coming up and will be added here once finished)
- Education: readings at schools, media appearances to draw attention to moths
FOR PATREON REWARDS PLEASE CLICK HERE!
A LOT IS IN DEVELOPMENT! 


We are expecting to have:
- Exclusive YouTube videos for Patrons only
- Exclusive, free, or discounted insect livestock (eggs, cocoons)
- E-books: host plant guides, breeding guides
- Goodies (sticker packs, designer objects)
- Crowdfunded videos & interviews
- Host plant records (.pdf versions)

I am fleshing out and reworking my Patreon and in the process of creating and releasing exclusive content as a reward for Patrons. Expect to see many additions in the future: videos, photo albums, goodies and more. Join today and invest in the future releases! The more support I get, the more time and resources I will invest in developing this crowdfunded platform.

 
Tiers
Pieris brassicae
$1 or more per month 6 patrons

 Congratulations! You are now a patron of.. everything I do. And that is a lot, even if I say so myself. 

 Unique tier reward: All the basic rewards that come with being a Patron including: acces to behind the scenes posts and videos on Patreon, free access to .pdf files and ebooks such as host plant records and guides - and exclusive videos! Also includes polls where you can vote on content

 For the list of rewards please go to: https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/



Anthocharis cardamines
$2.75 or more per month 2 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Polyommatus icarus
$3.50 or more per month 1 patron
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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Papilio machaon
$10 or more per month 2 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! 

 

Unique tier reward: Your own sponsored insect! I film a lot of butterflies and moths on YouTube. However, one video where I am showing off a species of butterfly or moth, will be accompanied with your personal message to all the viewers!  Share your personal message hundreds to thousands of people watching Youtube. Patrons will have the right to do this once every 6 months, max 450 words.  


 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Morpho peleides
$19.50 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Bhutanitis lidderdalii
$35 or more per month 1 patron

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! 


Unique tier reward:   Patrons in this support tier will be able to send me an interview that consists of a list of  10 questions they wish me to answer  that I will answer in a public YouTube video.  This special reward is given once after the first payment in this tier, but is also re-issued after 6 consecutive payments (that means every time after 6 monthly payments; effectively every half year).  


 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/





Teinopalpus aureus
$65 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/


Unique tier reward: Patrons in this support tier will be elegible for a gift. This will be a choice between a personally framed butterfly or moth, an exclusive and personally made and written photobook containing information and pictures of the species I have bred, or a necklace containing the wing of one of the moths I have raised or bred myself. This reward is given to every new member after the first payment from this tier, but will be renewed once a year (or after 12 montly payments). Only one out of the three items listed here can be selected. It may take time develop or craft these items; all will be discussed in private messages. 



Ornithoptera alexandrae
$98 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

WALTER ROTHSCHILD
$998 or more per month 0 patrons

The tier you just put out there in case an eccentric millionaire with a great passion for insects and particularly  Lepidoptera happens to like what you do 

Reward: my very soul, my body too

Just kidding. 

 

Goals
13 of 14 patrons
Documentary - Cabbage whites: Sponsored documentary of Pieris sp. butterflies in the wild, in the Netherlands! Patrons will have early access to the video, one month before it is released to the public. RELEASE: June/July 2019
5 of 30
Help me help insects. I am Bart Coppens and I am a content creator that wants to spread awareness about the beauty and complexity of insects. My speciality is butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera). I believe awareness is very important, in a world where public interest in insects is declining. Your donation supports my independent research, my several websites and YouTube channel, my expeditions to other countries, breeding of them in captivity, development of books, guides, and insect conservation. 
JOIN NOW and earn Rewards!

DON'T LIKE PATREON? USE SUBSCRIBESTAR: https://www.subscribestar.com/bartbutterflies

Who am I? 
I am an independent entomologist from the Netherlands that has dedicated his life to studying butterflies and moths. I am a published author of scientific research papers about several butterfly and moth species, run a YouTube channel dedicated to butterflies and moths and several websites containing information and caresheets and breed over 40 species a year as a hobby.

Why support me?
The way I use social media to shed light upon some very obscure and seriously understudied species of insects is something that I believe to be very important, especially that in a time where the biodiversity of our planet is rapidly declining. 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 recieve institutional support or funding, your donation allows me to carry these projects to a higher level. 

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT:
- Website about insect vector diseases
STATUS: In development (release 2019-2021)
- Website about the Sphingidae of the Netherlands
STATUS: In development (release 2019)
- Website containing a photo-database of all Lepidoptera I ever photographed
STATUS: In development (release 2019-2020)
- Better Patreon rewards & reward system
STATUS: Progressively changing over time (
CLICK HERE)
- Host plants of North American Saturniidae (.pdf)
STATUS: In development (release 2019)
- Cambodian wildlife/moth expedition and trapping videos + vlogs 
STATUS: In development (release spring 2019)
- Book about breeding moths
Status: In development (release 2025-2030)

What are my donations used for?
  1. Enabling me, an independent entomologist that likes to work with insects - aka animals that are already greatly in need of conservation !
  2. Supporting my websites and online resources: compensating for website (WordPress) costs and compensating for the cost of additional storage space for images and domain names
  3. Camera and technology upgrades to constantly improve the quality of my images and videos
  4. Compensating for my research and the costs of literature: publications and subscriptions to entomological journals, and also the materials I need for my research (chemical analysis or DNA testing is very expensive) 
  5. Livestock: paying for eggs, cocoons and rearing equiment (cages, boxes, food plants) in general, for collection operations and legal permits to acquire obscure or unusual species, obtaining eggs and cocoons of interesting species to display on my website and YouTube channel
  6. Equipment: I need atleast a working photo camera and video camera to constantly post pictures and videos. The more succesful my content, the more the standards will improve, and editing software, professional breeding cages and more materials will come into play. 
  7. Investing in the future: future content may include additional websites, books, and whatever I may come up with next! Crowdfunding enables me to actually make my ideas reality. Possibly coming up: amateur documentaries, e-books, actual books, guides and more. 
  8. Consuming large amounts of pizza and energy drinks (just kidding.. or am I?)
  9. Content quality upgrades: money is invested in editing software, recording hardware, photography equipment, new websites, production and publishing costs of guides and books

Your donation supports: 
- My research, and by extention insect conservation
- My insect breeding
- My Website
- My Youtube
- Development of new media: guides, books, research, media (coming up and will be added here once finished)
- Education: readings at schools, media appearances to draw attention to moths
FOR PATREON REWARDS PLEASE CLICK HERE!
A LOT IS IN DEVELOPMENT! 


We are expecting to have:
- Exclusive YouTube videos for Patrons only
- Exclusive, free, or discounted insect livestock (eggs, cocoons)
- E-books: host plant guides, breeding guides
- Goodies (sticker packs, designer objects)
- Crowdfunded videos & interviews
- Host plant records (.pdf versions)

I am fleshing out and reworking my Patreon and in the process of creating and releasing exclusive content as a reward for Patrons. Expect to see many additions in the future: videos, photo albums, goodies and more. Join today and invest in the future releases! The more support I get, the more time and resources I will invest in developing this crowdfunded platform.

 

Recent posts by Bart Coppens

Tiers
Pieris brassicae
$1 or more per month 6 patrons

 Congratulations! You are now a patron of.. everything I do. And that is a lot, even if I say so myself. 

 Unique tier reward: All the basic rewards that come with being a Patron including: acces to behind the scenes posts and videos on Patreon, free access to .pdf files and ebooks such as host plant records and guides - and exclusive videos! Also includes polls where you can vote on content

 For the list of rewards please go to: https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/



Anthocharis cardamines
$2.75 or more per month 2 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Polyommatus icarus
$3.50 or more per month 1 patron
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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Papilio machaon
$10 or more per month 2 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! 

 

Unique tier reward: Your own sponsored insect! I film a lot of butterflies and moths on YouTube. However, one video where I am showing off a species of butterfly or moth, will be accompanied with your personal message to all the viewers!  Share your personal message hundreds to thousands of people watching Youtube. Patrons will have the right to do this once every 6 months, max 450 words.  


 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Morpho peleides
$19.50 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

Bhutanitis lidderdalii
$35 or more per month 1 patron

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! 


Unique tier reward:   Patrons in this support tier will be able to send me an interview that consists of a list of  10 questions they wish me to answer  that I will answer in a public YouTube video.  This special reward is given once after the first payment in this tier, but is also re-issued after 6 consecutive payments (that means every time after 6 monthly payments; effectively every half year).  


 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/





Teinopalpus aureus
$65 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/


Unique tier reward: Patrons in this support tier will be elegible for a gift. This will be a choice between a personally framed butterfly or moth, an exclusive and personally made and written photobook containing information and pictures of the species I have bred, or a necklace containing the wing of one of the moths I have raised or bred myself. This reward is given to every new member after the first payment from this tier, but will be renewed once a year (or after 12 montly payments). Only one out of the three items listed here can be selected. It may take time develop or craft these items; all will be discussed in private messages. 



Ornithoptera alexandrae
$98 or more per month 0 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! 

For the list of rewards please go to: 

https://bartcoppensentomology.wordpress.com/patreon-crowdfund-rewards/

WALTER ROTHSCHILD
$998 or more per month 0 patrons

The tier you just put out there in case an eccentric millionaire with a great passion for insects and particularly  Lepidoptera happens to like what you do 

Reward: my very soul, my body too

Just kidding.