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Image number: RS.11685
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Fijian butterflies and mimics

Date

1891

Creator

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

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 151mm
width (print): 106mm
height (mount): 213mm
width (mount): 117mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of butterflies from Fiji, Melanesia (figures 24-33) including an unnamed form of Hypolimnas and varieties of Euploea butterfly. These are designated Euploea whitmei and Euploea margoensis by the author, who states in the accompanying text ‘we know very little about the Fijian Lepidoptera…’ Showing the upper surfaces of eight insects.

Plate 13 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.

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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