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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 Hadenidae and Xylinidae families, including; the Green-brindled Dot, Valeria oleagina, (Fig. 1, a-b), the Chariptera culta, (Fig. 2), the Hadena didyma, (Fig. 3), the Hadena strigilis, (Fig. 4), the Dipterygia pinastri, (Fig. 5), the Small Angle Shades, Euplexia lucipara, (Fig. 6), the Habryntis suta, (Fig. 7, a-b), the Habryntis meticulosa, (Fig. 8), the Auchmis detersa, (Fig. 9), the Ercopus Purpureofasciatus, (Fig. 10), the Xylinia ornithopus, (Fig. 11), the Calocampa exoleta, (Fig. 12, a-b), and the Xylomyges conspicillaris, (Fig. 13).
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing.
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: Bugs, Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology, Caterpillar