Brian Patrick Curator

I am a South Island entomologist - ecologist passionate about insect-plant relationships, biology and distributions. I am particularly interested in NZ Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths - but keep up-to-date and make collections of 14 Orders of insect. Along with my very young (1 and 3 years) family and slightly older family (25 & 29) I make numerous expeditions from local places to far-flung mountain-tops searching for special insects and plants. We know most of NZ quite well and have had nine trips to the South Pacific, eleven to Australia and ten to Asia and North America to explore the insects and their habitats. I respect databases, collections and research publications on which to base environmental decisions. Please send me any observations, preferably with an image if you want an identification of an intriguing invertebrate.

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