Nearly 20 000 specimens met: some endangered, now protected; varieties little known or rare aberrations, such as Black Apollon of Mercantour. It adds a very important legacy of exotic specimens (the Amazon, Solomon Islands ...), "the most beautiful butterflies in the world." Thousands of specimens are still being sort and rehabilitation, for presentation in the best conditions. It's actually in his presentation that this collection reveals its uniqueness: out of funds or seagrass landscape, the painter what Dany Lartigue trying a novel approach of mimicry and camouflage, a synthetic description of the butterflies in their environment. The collection is a rich scientific and aesthetic.