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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Brown skipper. [Between 1816 and 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-021

Three brown and white skipper butterflies with the pupa and caterpillar shown on a pink-flowering legume, Beggars Lice. According to the text accompanying the 1983 reproduction of this work " A fairly common species from Florida and from southern and central parts of the United States. ... The caterpillar feeds on various species of Leguminosae and is shown here on Beggars Lice (Desmodium fernaldii ...) a perennial herb reaching a height of a metre or more, and occuring in pine woodlands and sandy clearings on the coastal plane from Virginia to Florida and eastern Texas".

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 and Hesperiidae.

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 246 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-005248)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top right: 21 [in pencil]

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