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Image number: RS.11682
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Blue Spotted Crow

Date

1891

Creator

Frederic C Moore (active 1880s-1890s, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 118mm
width (painting): 147mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological study of the Blue Spotted Crow butterfly Euploea singapura (figure 15). Showing a single upper surface of the insect’s wing.

Plate 8 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 pencil ‘Kolari [deleted] singapura’.Signed in ink lower left: ‘F.C.Moore del/91’.

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.

Associated place

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