Pretty chalk carpet moth

Description
Drawing of pretty chalk carpet moth (Melanippe procellata) larvae (caterpillars) by William Buckler.

This album of 9 illustrations belonged to Buckler’s friend Rev John Hellins. An inscription on the first page reads: ‘Life-size and magnified Figures of the Larvae of the Genus MELANIPPE, from living specimens bred from the egg, 1859-60’ by W. Buckler.’
Accession Loan No.
190/1907/3
Collection Class
Drawings
Common Name
pretty chalk carpet moth
Simple Name
drawing: moth larvae
Full Name
M. Procellata. Reared on Clematis Vitalba.
Production Person Surname
Buckler
Production Person Initials
William
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Date
16/09/1859
Production Year Low
1859
Production Year High
1859
Production Parish
Lumley
Production Town
Emsworth
Production County
Hampshire
Family Group

Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
GEOMETRIDAE
Genus
Melanippe
Species
procellata

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