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.’
The notes read:
WB Diloba Caerulcocephala 1858 drawing taken before stripes has [? ?] the larvae
WB Pygaera Bucephala 1858 - see above
Leiocampa Dicheoides August 28. 1868. on birch.
WB Notodonta dromedarius August 18 1868 on birch
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