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Image number: RS.11684
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Male and female Euploea butterfles




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

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height (painting): 216mm
width (painting): 144mm


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Entomological studies of male (figure 20) and female (figure 21) specimens of a Euploea butterfly of Malaita Island, in the Solomon Islands group. The species is designated Euploea pygion by the author. Showing a single upper surface of each of the insects’ wings.

Plate 11 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 ‘Euploea pygion’ with male and female symbols. 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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