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Image number: RS.11683
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Blue Banded Eggfly and Crow butterfly




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

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height (painting): 216mm
width (painting): 147mm


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Entomological studies of the butterfly the Blue Banded Eggfly, Hypolimnas alimena, (figure 16) mimic of the Euploea of the Kai Islands, Indonesia (figure 17). Showing a single upper surface of each of the insects’ wings.

Plate 9 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 ‘Eup. Hopferi [?] Polymena Ke Isle’. 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.

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