Small argent and sable moth

Drawing of small argent and sable moth (Melanippe tristata) larvae (caterpillars) by William Buckler.

This album of 9 illustrations belonged to Buckler’s friend Rev John Hellins. An inscription on the first page reads: ‘Life-size and magnified Figures of the Larvae of the Genus MELANIPPE, from living specimens bred from the egg, 1859-60’ by W. Buckler.’

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
190/1907/2
Collection Class
Drawings
Common Name
small argent and sable moth
Simple Name
drawing: moth larvae
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town
Emsworth
Production County
Hampshire
Production Date
01/08/1860
Production Person Initials
William
Production Person Surname
Buckler
Production Year Low

Production Year High


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M. Tristata. Reared on Gallium Mollugo.