This butterfly is from the collection of Major AB Gay. He was an expert in micro-lepidoptera, but he is also responsible for the comprehensive and well organised collection of larger butterflies, both native and tropical, that RAMM has today.
This butterfly is from the collection of Major AB Gay. Gay was a keen natural historian, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of butterflies and birds from all over the world earned him a position here at RAMM.
Indigenous hunters collected this Chinese Three-tailed Swallowtail BUTTERFLY in Siao-Lou, Yuin-Kin, China in The Trustees at the British Museum gave RAMM this specimen which was part of the Oberthur collection.