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1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Turnip Moth Insect Bug Entomology EBM1

1882 Hand-Colored Lithograph WF Kirby Art Turnip Moth Insect Bug Entomology 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 from the genus Agrotidae and Hadenidae, including; the Agrotis festiva, (Fig. 1), the Setaceous Hebrew character, Xestia c-nigrum, (Fig. 2), the Eugraphe sigma, (Fig. 3), the Agrotis plecta, (Fig. 4, a-b), the Agrotis putris, (Fig. 5), the Agrotis praecox, (Fig. 6), the Turnip Moth, Agrotis segetum, (Fig. 7), the Mamestra persicaria, (Fig. 8, a-b), the Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae, (Fig. 9, a-b), the Memestra nebulosa, (Fig. 10), the Silvery Arches, Polia hepatica, (Fig. 11), and the Feathered Ear, Pachetra sagittigera, (Fig. 12, a-b).


This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Light surface rub - top margin.

  • 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, Caterpillar

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