Bart Coppens is creating Butterfly and Moth - Webcontent & Research
8

patrons

$74
per month
JOIN NOW and earn Rewards!
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. 

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. 

What are my donations used for?
  • 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
  • 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) 
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Consuming large amounts of pizza and energy drinks (just kidding.. or am I?)
  • Enabling me, an independent entomologist that likes to work with insects - aka animals that are already greatly in need of conservation !
  • 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!



 
Tiers
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: Patreon exclusive videos, 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!

Unique tier reward: Acces to Patreon-exclusive videos and posts containing behind the scenes information. 

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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

 

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

Papilio machaon
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Patrons in this tier are eligible for special discounts on livestock, on all my insect specimens, 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!

 Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers.  

Morpho peleides
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this support tier will be able to tell me what videos to make on YouTube and more exclusive material plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one. For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

 

Bhutanitis lidderdalii
$35 or more per month 1 patron
 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).  


 More exclusive material plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one.  For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 



Teinopalpus aureus
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
 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. 


  Patrons will recieve this plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one. This special reward is given once after the first payment in this tier, but is also re-issued after 6 consencutive payments (that means every time after 6 monthly payments; effectively every half year).  For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

Goals
8 of 10 patrons
Better thumbnails: When I surpass 10 patrons at any point, I will update the thumbnails on my YouTube videos to draw more attention and make it somewhat more representative.
1 of 9
JOIN NOW and earn Rewards!
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. 

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. 

What are my donations used for?
  • 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
  • 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) 
  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Consuming large amounts of pizza and energy drinks (just kidding.. or am I?)
  • Enabling me, an independent entomologist that likes to work with insects - aka animals that are already greatly in need of conservation !
  • 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!



 

Recent posts by Bart Coppens

Tiers
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: Patreon exclusive videos, 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!

Unique tier reward: Acces to Patreon-exclusive videos and posts containing behind the scenes information. 

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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

 

Danaus plexippus
$6.50 or more per month 1 patron
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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

Papilio machaon
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Patrons in this tier are eligible for special discounts on livestock, on all my insect specimens, 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!

 Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers.  

Morpho peleides
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Patrons in this support tier will be able to tell me what videos to make on YouTube and more exclusive material plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one. For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 

 

Bhutanitis lidderdalii
$35 or more per month 1 patron
 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).  


 More exclusive material plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one.  For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers. 



Teinopalpus aureus
$65 or more per month 0 patrons
 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. 


  Patrons will recieve this plus all other rewards in the tiers below this one. This special reward is given once after the first payment in this tier, but is also re-issued after 6 consencutive payments (that means every time after 6 monthly payments; effectively every half year).  For more information please check out: (see details!) 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!

Each patronage tier also includes all the rewards and benefits from previous tiers.