Willy De Prins: Belgian entomologist; scientific editor at 'Afromoths' (born: 1949)
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Willy De Prins
Belgian entomologist; scientific editor at 'Afromoths'

Willy De Prins

Willy De Prins
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Intro Belgian entomologist; scientific editor at 'Afromoths'
Is Zoologist Entomologist
From Belgium
Field Biology
Gender male
Birth 1949
Age 74 years
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Willy De Prins (fl. 1995/2019), Belgian entomologist (Lepidoptera).

  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.
  • active in The Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium.

Taxon names authored

  • 16 taxon names authored by Willy De Prins



  • de Prins, W. & van der Poorten, D. 1982. Overzicht van het Genus Pseudophilotes in Europa en Noord-Afrika, met Beschrijving van Een Sort Uit Sardinie, Nieuw Voor de Wetenschap (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae). Phegea 10(2): 61–76. Reference page. 


  • Prins De, W. 1985: On a Gracillaria species from Morocco with some supplementary notes on the genus Gracillaria Haworth (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Nota lepidopterologica (n.f.), 8(4): 351–362. Reference page. 


  • De Prins, W., van der Poorten, D. & Bálint, Z. 1992. Taxonomic revision of the North African species of the genus Plebejus Kluk, 1802 (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae). Phegea 20(1): 11–34. BHL Reference page. 


  • De Prins, W. & van der Poorten, D. 1993. Rhopalocera and Grypocera of Turkey 11. Description of the females of two little known lycaenid butterflies from southeast Turkey: Polyommatus (Lysandra) dezinus (de Freina & Witt, 1983) and Polyommatus buzulmavi Carbonell, 1992 (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae). Phegea 21(1): 11–16. PDF. Reference page. 


  • De Prins, W. & van der Poorten, D., 1995. Rhopalocera and Grypocera of Turkey 14. Taxonomic revision of the Pyrgus alveus (Hübner, [1803]) complex from Greece to West China, with description of two new species from southern Turkey (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae). Phegea 23(1): 1–44. Full article (PDF). Reference page. 
  • Kolev, Z. & De Prins, W. 1995. A new species of the "brown Agrodiaetus" complex from the Crimea (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Phegea 23(2): 119–132. full article (PDF). Reference page. 


  • De Prins, W. & van der Poorten, D. 1996. Additions and corrections to "Die Tagfalter der Türkei". 2. Interesting observations of butterflies in Turkey during the 38th expedition of the "Werkgroep Grieks-Turkse dagvlinders" (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Phegea 24(1): 25–32. PDF. Reference page. 








  • Park, K-T. & De Prins, W. 2019. Re-examination of the type specimens of Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera), deposited in the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Belgium, with descriptions of ten new species from DR Congo belonging to Thubdora Park and Torodora Meyrick. Zootaxa 4571(4): 451–476. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4571.4.1. Reference page. 
  • Park, K-T. & De Prins, W. 2019a. A review of the Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) of southern Africa, based on type specimens deposited in the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (TMSA), with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 4623(1): 061–089. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4623.1.5. Reference page. 

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