about me / about this


About Cosmin-Ovidiu Manci

Hello everyone and welcome to my website!

Like you have already seen or maybe you know my name is Cosmin Ovidiu Manci and I worked as a biologist at the Retezat National Park Administration in Romania. From 1 september 2009 I left the job from Retezat National Park and now I try to concentrate more on my PhD.

Ever since I was a young boy I was passionate about nature, plants, bugs, animals…you name it. I used to spend endless hours surrounded by a fantastic world, and as I grew up this feeling didn’t leave (I think that only grow with me in the same time). After finishing the primary school I continued my studies at the Forestry Highschool in Timișoara, and after this, one of the obvious choice (at least for me) was to study Biology. This was done at the Timișoara West University. I finished my MD at the “Babeș–Bolyai” University in Cluj with a paper on romanian Odonata. In present I am continuing my studies with a PhD at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University… again on dragonflies.

During these years I was involved in different projects and published several papers.

Any time it is possible I try to freeze some of the moments I am fortunate to see in nature. I do this in photos… and all these websites are in part because of this.

CV as pdf for download


About this website

What about this website?

On this website I am trying to put together a photo album for insects that I find and photograph in my trips, but also I try to put there (in time) some information about species. Here will be all insects with the exceptions of dragonflies from Romania, dragonflies from Greece and Lepidoptera (just click on links to go on that pages).

So… this is a photo album with insects and hope that in future more informations will be added.



DSLR Collecting Saves Lives!

“Only after the last tree has been cut down,
only after the last river has been poisoned,
only after the last fish has been caught,
only then will you find that money can not be eaten.”
an old indian sayingn saying

6 Responses to “about me / about this”

  1. Hi Cosmin, I very like your website. Excellent photos! If You like I have some interesting faunistic records of several Coleoptera from czech villages in Banat. I am interested especially in Scarabaeidae and Meloidae. I wish You much success in your work. Milos

  2. Hi Milos,

    Thank you, I have sent an email to you.


  3. Dear Colleague,

    my name is Jan Pelikán. I am interested in the family Chrysomelidae PL (Cassidinae, Cryptocephalinae, Cassidinae W, but other groups). I live in Czech Republic, Hradec Králové. I am interested to cooperate with you and exchanging beetles. I can offer you many rare and interesting species. I have many species in Central and Eastern Europe. I collected also in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Makedonia, Spain, Portugal, France, Canary Isl…

    Writing for your news.



  4. email sent.


  5. Hi,

    may I take some of your photos for my Determination keys of European beetles? Of Course, you will always be mentioned as author.

  6. email sent.

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