It’s national moth week (unofficial) so let’s take a moment to appreciate the lovely Lepidoptera Hepialus virescens from New Zealand. Illustration from An elementary manual of New Zealand entomology; being an introduction to the study of our native insects. With 21 coloured plates. By G.V. Hudson … (1892) Now known as the puriri moth (Aenetus virescens). butterfli, plates, entomolog, vintage illustrations, art, bug, elementari manual, print, new zealand
Butterfly and moth brooches from the end of the nineteenth century. The sapphire and diamond example came from a British noble family, whereas the more flamboyant, and slightly later, multi-coloured brooches (bottom), set with opals, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, came from the Spanish collection of the 18th Duke of Plasencia.
Flordali ~ Flora Dalinae: “Rosa Papilio” (1967) by Salvador Dalí
Sippin Painting by Catherine G McElroy - Sippin Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale