Vyacheslav Vasilyevich Nemtsev

(1917—2002)

 

Was professional ornithologist graduated from Fur Institute in 1941. He had participated in the 2d World War and after that returned to the Fur Institute but left it in 1948 for Darwinian Reserve to become recognized specialist on the waterfowl and some forest birds. However, Nemtsev was also a great amateur of butterflies and gathered an excellent collection of native lepidopterans added with some remarkable specimens from tropics of Africa and SE Asia. He willed his collection to this Museum.