image moore,f_lepidopetera_of_ceylon_pl6_crop
Image number: RS.14183
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Double-branded crow butterfly

Date

1880-1881

Creator

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

Object type

Library reference

55974

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 290mm
width (print): 210mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > animal
      > insect

Description

Entomological studies of a butterfly and a caterpillar.

Figures 1 and 2 are male and female Euploea sylvester, or double-branded crow butterflies, referred to here as Narmada montana. Their upperside is rich brown, as are their forewings, with a marginal row of white spots on their hindwings.

Figure 2a depicts the larval stage of the double- branded crow. It is pale pink with deep pink bands and black and red spots. Shown side on, the caterpillar is depicted as if crawling along a leaf. The pupa, hanging left as viewed, is yellow.

Plate 6 from The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, by Frederic Moore, vol. 1 (1880-1881). Frederic Moore (1830-1907) British entomologist was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. Moore's son, Frederic C Moore, illustrated this volume.

Inscribed below: ‘F.C. Moore del el Lith L. Reeve & Co. London Vincent Brooks Day & Son Imp’

Associated place

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      > Sri Lanka