Project Psyche

Lepidopteran genomes for Europe

Updates from the field

To sample all 11,000 species of butterflies and moths that are known to occur in Europe, a huge collaborative effort is required. Teams are working across the continent to search for each species by working with monitoring programmes, taxonomists and citizen scientists. Find out more about recent efforts below!

Light trapping in Czechia

What is the best way to start the sampling for Psyche? In the beautiful beech forests surrounding the medieval castle Křivoklát, during the magical Walpurgis Night! We set the light traps, had beers (a must in the Czech Republic) and then collected our first moths of the season.
Written by Alena Sucháčková. 19th May 2024.