caterpillar drawings (drawing)


This illustration is a page from a volume of William Buckler’s watercolour drawings of butterfly and moth caterpillars. Reverend John Hellins, a friend of Buckler’s and the vicar at Exeter jail, complied it. Hellins writes ‘Figures commenced to be placed in this book Feb 21 1861 with very few exceptions they are by Mr W Buckler – of Emsworth, Hants – who has generously sent me his figures of all species of Lepidopterous larvae – which for any reason were not secured at once in his own Book. J.H.’

Notes read:

WB Asthena sylvata. F. M. M. Xiii. 213. Sepr 4th. 9th. 1875 - somewhat enlarged - moth out June 25 1876. larva found on alder at Bickley Vale. Devon.

WB Ephyra trilinearia. Aug 5. 1875. on beech. moth out June 7, 1876

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