We have recently re-curated all the specimens of Papilio dardanus held by the Natural History Museum and the collection is available to browse online.

A drawer of butterflies in envelopes

Many butterflies arrive at the Museum in envelopes. Each one has to be opened to check what's inside

The butterflies were in a lot of different styles of drawerThey're now in drawers like this

Every specimen was databased and re-housed in new drawers

A drawer from the EGL Van Someren collection

Some drawers were packed with butterflies!