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Anthelid Moth, Anthela varia

Scott family1850/1870

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

“The caterpillars ... exhibit(ed) great restlessness and a desire to escape from confinement; moving about incessantly for two days until they became exhausted. One finally spun its cocoon beneath a piece of dried bark, attaching to it sundry small twigs – the other selected the corner of the feeding cage.” Description from AW Scott, ‘Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations’, Volume 2, Plate 19 (1890-1898).

Details

  • Title: Anthelid Moth, Anthela varia
  • Creator: Scott family
  • Date: 1850/1870
  • Medium: Watercolour painting

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