In 2019, the museum embarked on a butterfly digitisation project with an aim to create a virtual collection of butterflies from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. We digitised 12,702 specimens, comprising 978 species and 1,112 subspecies from six families.
These specimens were collected across 187 known localities in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia over 63 years (1936–1998). Among the butterflies digitised, 319 species are considered to be rare or very rare. This digital exhibition presents highlights from the digitised collection which will amaze and enthrall you!