Caterpillar drawings

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 Larentia casiata Weekly entomologist I 123. + II 108. April 25. 1863 on whorlberry

WB Larentia pectinataria. March 20 - moths out May 23. 1862 on galium mollugo + chickweed

WB Larentia olivata Magnified segment

WB Melanippe galiata two varieties - one pale - the other more than usually marked.

WB Melanippe undugulata underview. Inteligencer Vij 124 eats alsine media
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
watercolour, pencil, ink on paper
Common Name
caterpillar drawings
Simple Name
Full Name
lepidoptera larvae drawings
Production Person Surname
Production Person Initials
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

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