Czech Butterflies and Moths
Welcome to Kolacek's Gallery of Butterflies, a collection of photos of adult butterflies and moths as well as their caterpillars and eggs.
Currently this site contains more than 8000 photos of 934 Lepidoptera species. Almost all the photos have been taken in various natural habitats througout the Czech Republic. The few exceptions are moths usually found in our homes, such as the notorious Common Clothes Moth or Indian Meal Moth. Many moths and Microlepidoptera have been photographed after being attracted to UV light or fermented fruit. Species extinct in the Czech Republic have been photographed in neighbouring countries.
The entire site is in Czech, however all photos in the gallery are tagged with both Czech and scientific names and there are alphabetical index of scientific names and systematic lists of butterflies, moths and micro-moths with Czech and scientific names to let you navigate through the content.
You can also start with the list of recently added photos or most popular species (both pages in Czech with thumbnails).
Grown up in the urban area of Prague, I have been amazed by the scarce beauty and endless diversity of nature and its cratures since childhood. This later combined with my interest in photography to become a great passion for finding and observing butterflies and moths and capturing images of them. I do not capture the creatures themselves, giving up on exact identification of some species.
I have set up this website not just to share my photos with the crowd but also to educate general public about the existence of wonderful insects right here in Central Europe as knowing about them is the first step to realizing the threat of extinction many of them are facing and the need to protect natural diversity in our part of the world.
You can e-mail me at kolas-at-kolas-dot-cz or like Kolas.cz page on Facebook.
All contents and photographs copyrigt Marek Vojtisek, © 2004-2023. Permission must be obtained from the author for any use of any images from the entire kolas.cz website.