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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 Erastria deceptoria, (Fig. 1), the Erastria fasciana, (Fig. 2), the Spotted Sulphur, Emmelia trabealis, (Fig. 3, a-b), the Trothisa respersa, (Fig. 4), the Trothisa rosea, (Fig. 5), the Trothisa purpurina, (Fig. 6), the Herminia tentacularia, (Fig. 7), the Herminia derivalis, (Fig. 8), the Halias prasinana, (Fig. 9, a-d), and the Chloephora bicolorana, (Fig. 10, a-d).
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Light surface rub - center left.
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, Entomology, Nature, Caterpillar