Arthur Gardiner Butler

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Arthur Gardiner Butler

Arthur Gardiner Butler (born 27 June 1844 in Chelsea, London – died 28 May 1925 in Beckenham, Kent) was an English entomologist, arachnologist and ornithologist. He worked at the British Museum working on the taxonomy of birds, insects, and spiders.[1]

He also published articles on spiders of Australia, Galapagos, of Madagascar, etc.

List of works[edit]

Wikispecies (see below) provides a fuller list and links to digitised papers by Gardiner


  • Monograph of the species of Charaxes, a genus of diurnal Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1865:622–639 (1866)
  • Catalogue of diurnal lepidoptera of the family Satyridae in the collection of the British Museum (1868)
  • Catalogue of Diurnal Lepidoptera Described by Fabricius in the Collection of the British Museum (1870)
  • Lepidoptera Exotica, or, Descriptions and illustrations of exotic lepidoptera (1869–1874)
  • Tropical Butterflies and Moths (1873)
  • Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of New Zealand (1874)
  • The butterflies of Malacca (1879).
  • "Catalogue of the butterflies of New Zealand"(1880)
  • with Herbert Druce (1846–1913), Descriptions of new genera and species of Lepidoptera from Costa Rica. Cistula entomologica, 1 : 95–118 (1872).
  • On a Collection of Lepidoptera from Southern Africa, with Descriptions of new Genera and Species Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 16 (96) : 394–420 (1875)
  • Descriptions of some new Lepidoptera from Kilima-njaro Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1888 : 91–98 (1888)
  • On two collection of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C.B., from British Central Africa Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1893: 643–684, pl. 60 (1894)
  • Description of a new Species of Butterfly of the Genus Amauris obtained by Mr. Scott Elliot in East Central Africa Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 16 (91) : 122–123 (1895)
  • Butler, On Lepidoptera recently collected in British East Africa by Mr. G. F. Scott Elliot Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1895 : 722–742, pl. 42-43 (1896)
  • On two collections of lepidoptera made by Mr R. Crawshay in Nyasa-land Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1896 : 817–850, pl. 41-42 (1897)



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