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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Green gryllus. [Between 1816 and 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-006

Three green grasshoppers on a pink and white convolvulus in flower and leaf. One grasshopper shown in flight. According to the artist's notes 'Feeds on the blossoms of the convolvulus panduratus ..." The text for the 1983 reproduction of this work reads: "The insect is one of the group of Long Horned Grasshoppers or Katydids. Widespread and common, they are well camouflaged on the plants on which they live. The cricket is shown here on Man-root (Ipomoea pandurata) ... a common perennial prostrate vine of dry woodlands and roadsides, fencerows and old fields of the United States. The large starch-filled root of the Man-root my weight five kilograms or more."

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Natural history drawings and Watercolours, related to National Library Gallery Wild things; botanical and zoological art from the Alexander Turnbull Library, Convolvulus and Grasshoppers.

Part of:
Abbot, John 1751-1840 :Original drawings of insects by J Abott. [1816?], Reference Number E-272-f (103 digitised items)

Extent: 1 watercolour(s)Watercolour on cream wove paper 342 x 248 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: See: Parkinson, P.G. in Turnbull Library record, vol 11 no 1 May 1978.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-005245)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top right: 6 [in pencil]; Verso - Convulvulus panduratus [in pencil]

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