On the life of Théophile Raymond, his legacy and some of his lepidochromes (butterfly wing transfer prints)


  • Jorge M. González
  • Helga Terzenbach
  • Andrés Orellana
  • Andrew F. E. Neild


his note presents a brief biography and details of the life and work of the Martinican naturalist Théophile Raymond while living in Venezuela during the last years of the 19th century until his death in 1922. It also presents a list of butterflies collected and printed on plates by Raymond, using the old-fashioned technique known as lepidochromy (butterfly “transfer prints” or “wing prints”), as well as their current names.