Credit: ©The Royal Society
    Image number: RS.11676

    Plain Tiger and Danaid Eggfly

    Frederic C Moore (British) , Artist
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    height (painting): 214mm
    width (painting): 147mm
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    Entomological studies of the PlainTiger butterfly Danaus chrysippus (figure 3), a species common to India, southeast Asia and coastal Africa; and the female of the mimic Danaid Eggfly Hypolimnas misippus (figure 4). Showing a single upper surface of each of the insects’ wings.

    Plate 2 from the manuscript version of the paper “On the mimetic forms of certain butterflies of the genus Hypolimnas” by Charles Swinhoe, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, vol.53 (1893), pp.321-325.

    Inscribed below in ink, ‘H. misippus female. D. crysippus’. Signed lower left: ‘F.C.Moore del. Aug.1891’.

    Colonel Charles Swinhoe (1838-1923), British lepidopterist, was a Fellow of the Linnean Society. He collaborated with the entomologist and artist Frederic Moore (1830-1907) on the volumes comprising Lepidoptera Indica (London, Lovell Reeve & Co., 1890-1913). Moore’s son, Frederic C. Moore, contributed plates to those volumes.
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