John Tennent

John Tennent is a scientific associate, department of life sciences, in the Natural History Museum, London. Author of more than 275 scientific papers and reviews, he has most recently carried out research into Pacific butterfly biogeography and systematics on some remote islands of the south-west Pacific, and described more than 180 butterflies new to science—many he discovered. In 2007, he was awarded the Linnean Society HH Bloomer Medal for contributions to science


As butterflies decline at alarming rate globally, new book publishing 18th-century drawings is invaluable resource

Iconotypes: a Compendium of Butterflies and Moths, the long-overdue publication of the naturalist William Jones's extensive illustrations, will enable further research