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"The Perfect Insect, or Imago"
This is an original 1882 black and white lithograph by English entomologist William Forsell Kirby (1844-1912), of the different parts of the "perfect insect, or imago" of European Macro-Lepidopterans that includes butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. Some of the many parts depicted are; the vertex, eyes, feelers, antennae, ocelli, mandibles, maxillary palpi, labium, labial palpi, thorax, scapulae, abdomen, joints, tongue, legs, wings, etc.
This 131+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. Some light surface rub.
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: Animal, Wildlife, Nature, Entomology