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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 Bombycoidea and Liparidae families, including; the White Satin Moth, Leucoma salicia, (Fig. 1, a-c), the Oeneria dispar, (Fig. 2, a-c), the Oeneria monarcha, (Fig. 3), the Brown-Tail Moth, Porthesia chrysorrhoea, (Fig. 4), the Porthesia auriflua, (Fig. 5, a-b), the Laria v-nigra, (Fig. 6), and the Panthea coenobita, (Fig. 7).
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate foxing and aging. 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: Animals, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology