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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Pine Resin-Gall Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Pine Resin-Gall Moth Insect Bugs EBM1

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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 Penthina salicella, (Fig. 1), the Pine Resin-gall Moth, Retinia resinella, (Fig. 2, a-b), the Antithesia pruniana, (Fig. 3), the Grapholitha citrana, (Fig. 4), the Codling moth, Cydia pomonella, (Fig. 5, a-b), the Tapestry Moth, Trichophaga tapetzella, (also called the Carpet Moth, Fig. 6), the Euplocamus anthracinalis, (Fig. 7), the Feathered Diamond-back, Incurvaria masculella, (Fig. 8), the Nemophora swammerdammella, (Fig. 9), the Adela degeerella, (Fig. 10), the Honeysuckle Moth, Ypsolopha dentella, (Fig. 11), the Bird-cherry Ermine, Yponomeuta evonymella, (Fig. 12), the Spindle Ermine, Yponomeuta cagnagella, (Fig. 13, a-b), the Beech Moth, Chimabacche fagella, (Fig. 14), the Ethmia candidella, (Fig. 15), the Ethmia distigmatella, (Fig. 16), the Pterophorus pterodactylus, (Fig. 17), the Pterophorus carphodactylus, (Fig. 18), and the White Plume Moth, Pterophorus pentadactyla, (Fig. 19).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light wrinkling.

  • Product Type: Hand-Colored Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.75 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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, Apple

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