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Abbot, John, 1751-1840 :Magpye likeness. [ca 1818]

Reference Number: E-272-f-097

Two pale brown moths in flight, shown with pupa and caterpillar. According to artist's notes `Feeds on the Inuala Gramnifolia, Willow Cotton tree &c. Spun up in a piece of the leaf 25th May. The Chrysalis is remarkably in the size and shape of the last ring of the Abdomen and when disturbed keeps turning round remarkable nimble. Bred 7th June. Frequents the sides of brooks and swamps. Is not very common'.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Natural history drawings and Watercolours, related to 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 347 x 247 mm. Vertical imageSingle art work

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