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 Cidaria Rupata. The larva on oak - July 18 1861. Poluphagous. the photographs were taken from specimens out of the cabinet of H Doubleday - 1- C Russata coulumnotata 2- type 3 - concinnata 4 - type. The outline woodcuts were made from drawings by Mr W Buckler of specimens lent by H Doubleday - Zoologish Vol XXII. 3986. E.M.M.I.165
WB Cidaria picata Inteligenser Vij. 125. August 18 1859. eats alsine media
WB Cidaria vagiffata [?] septr 17 1862 on water-rue. E.M.M.I. 71 Thalictrum flavum
Cidaria immanata The photographs were taken from specimens out of the cabinet of H Doubleday. 1. Cidaria immacuata var from Sheltand 2. “ type 3 “ var marmorata The outline woodcuts were made from drawings by W Buckler of specimens lent by H Doubleday. Zoologist XXII 8986 E.M.M.I.165 III 113 larva found on wild strawberry.
WB Cidaria prunata June 2 1864 on red currant moth out July 5th pale-green variety.
WB Cidaria teslata Aug 19. moth out Septr 24 1861 on sallow.
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