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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, including; the Cossus ligniperda, (Fig. 1, a-c), the Wood Leopard Moth, Zeuzera pyrina, (Fig. 2, a-b), the Limacodes testudo, (Fig. 3), the Ghost Moth, Hepialus humuli, (also called the Ghost Swift, Fig. 4, a-b), the Common Swift, Korscheltellus lupulina, (Fig. 5), the Gold Swift, Phymatopus hecta, (Fig. 6, a-b), the Canephora hirsuta, (Fig. 7, a-b), the Megalophanes viciella, (Fig. 8), and the Oreopsyche muscella, (Fig. 9).
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Small crease - left side.
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