Robert Herbert Carcasson

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Robert Herbert Carcasson (5 December 1918, Cheltenham – 1982) was an English entomologist who specialised in butterflies. He was director of the Natural History Museum in Nairobi from 1961 to 1968.


  • (1961) "The Acraea butterflies of East Africa (Lepidoptera, Acraeidae)". Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society Special Supplement No 8
  • (1963) "The Milkweed butterflies of East Africa (Lepidoptera, Danaidae)". Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society volume XXIV No.2 (106)
  • (1964) "A preliminary survey of the zoogeography of African butterflies". East African Wildlife Journal 2: 122-157.
  • (1968) The Sphingidae (Hawk Moths) of Eastern Africa. PhD thesis. pp. 233. Nairobi: University of East Africa.
  • (1975) The Swallowtail Butterflies of East Africa (Lepidoptera, Papilionidae). E. W. Classey Ltd. pdf
  • (1976) Revised Catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with Descriptions of the East African Species. Second edition. Faringdon, Oxen: E.W. Classey Ltd.
  • (1980) Collins Handguide to the Butterflies of Africa. Collins: London


  • Vane-Wright, R. I. 1983 [Carcasson, R. H.] Antenna 7(1)
  • Ackery P. R., Smith C. R., and Vane-Wright R. I.eds. 1995. Carcasson's African butterflies-An Annotated Catalogue of the Papilionidea and Hesperioidea of the Afrotropical Region. Canberra: CSIRO.A collated edited and amplified version of Carcasson's manuscripts. Included are species, genus-group, species-group and infra-subspecific names of Afrotropical butterflies and text on hostplants, general reviews of bionomics, biology, biogeography and bibliography.