Bart Coppens Will Change the Way You Look at Moths and Butterflies

Bart Coppens has been fascinated with insects for as long as he can remember, and his obsessions never really faded away. He managed to build an impressive following online after he started sharing his fascination with moths and butterflies with the world.

Coppens is an amateur entomologist based in the Netherlands, and he’s been obsessed with insects for as long as he can remember. He started capturing caterpillars of native species when he was seven and began breeding exotic species at 16, after discovering it’s possible to order them online.

Coppens learned so much about insects over the years, especially moths and butterflies, that he decided to share his knowledge with the world. His Instagram page offers a unique glimpse into the world of these fascinating creatures, and it’s followed by over 200,000 people.

If you’re thinking of giving this hobby a shot after learning Coppens’ intriguing story, it’s important to keep in mind it’s not always cheap. Collecting exotic and rare species can come with a high price tag, but you can always kick things off by focusing on native species if there’s enough nature around you.

“Unless you live in Antarctica, butterflies and moths can probably be found around you, for free. If you are skilled at finding and hunting them, this hobby will cost you nothing,” Coppens explains on his official website.