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.’

The notes read:

WB Noctua Bella March 28. 1862. Moth out May 2. Grass. Dock etc etc β March 6. 1865. on grass.

WB Noctua Depuncta. May 19. 1864 on leaves and flowers of cowslip + primrose. Sheffield. β May 10 - 22. 1865. moths out July 27- [?]

WB Noctua C-nigrum Octr 16. 1864. young. on chickweed and plantain. (v.p.62.) β April 30. 1866. Moth out in June.

WB Noctua glareosa. April. 1866. on bedstraws. a dull variety. from Torquay

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