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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Pale brown bombyx [Between 1816 and 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-045

Two small moths with brown and yellow colouring, shown with pupa and caterpillar on a flowering vine. The artist comments ' Found several of the caterpillars feeing on the cynanchum macrophyllum, in a swamp near Savannah [Georgia] being the first & only ones I have met with, spun up 12 June bred 29th'.

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, Moths and Caterpillars.

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 344 x 245 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-005250)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - top right: 45 [in pencil]; Verso - Cynanchum macrophyllum

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