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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Marygold green looper. [ca 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-087

Two green moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar on a marigold in flower. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Rudbeckia, spinning peices [pieces] of the flower upon its body to prevent it becoming a prey to birds and insects, sometimes entirely covering itself. Spun up to the side of the box 3rd July, bred 13th, is not very common'.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Natural history drawings and Watercolours, related to Joshua & Thomas Gilpin (Firm, Pennsylvania), Moths, Caterpillars and Marigolds.

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 347 x 247 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

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

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