This photographic magic lantern slide was created by Alfred Rowden, an amateur photographer from Exeter. During the First World War he continued his hobbies of photography and nature study and often visited Stoke Woods, near Exeter and other places upstream in the Exe Valley.
Handwritten 'E.440 Vapourer larva E 440' on top edge; Handwritten 'Vapourer Moth -- larva x1' on top binding strip; 'on rose leaf' on left binding strip; 'Aug.19.16 A.O. Rowden' on right binding strip; 'Pag. Colour E 440' on bottom binding strip