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This is an original 1882 hand-colored lithograph by English entomologist William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), of several species of moths from the Plusidae, Ophiusidae, and Toxocampidae families, including; the Gold Spangle, Autographa bractea, (Fig. 1), the Plusia iota, (Fig. 2), the Silver Y, Autographa gamma, (Fig. 3, a-b), the Syngrapha hochenwarthi, (Fig. 4), the Burnet Companion Moth, Euclidia glyphica, (Fig. 5), the Mother Shipton Moth, Callistege mi, (Fig. 6), the Pseudophia tirrhea, (Fig. 7), the Pseudophia lunaris, (Fig. 8, a-c), the Toxocampa lusoria, (Fig. 9, a-b), and the Scarce Blackneck, Lygephila craccae, (Fig. 10).
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Some light surface rub. Small tear - left margin.
Period Paper is proud to present a rare collection of hand-colored lithographs from 1882 by English entomologist, William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), that depict numerous species of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths from the Lepidoptera order of insects. To continue browsing this unique collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Kirby, William Forsell. There is no visible artist signature.
Keywords specific to this image: Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology, Caterpillar