Helena Emperor Moth, Opodipthera helena

Helena Scott1850/1870

Australian Museum

Australian Museum
Sydney, Australia

“These fine Caterpillars were found in the Government Domain, near Sydney, on the Eucalyptus, in November – and when full grown, measured from 4 to 4 1/2 inches .… The body of the Caterpillar is full, and plump, and has to the touch a disagreeable and grating feel.” Description from an unpublished manuscript for AW Scott, ’Australian Lepidoptera and their Transformations’ (1864-1898).


  • Title: Helena Emperor Moth, Opodipthera helena
  • Creator: Helena Scott
  • Date: 1850/1870
  • Medium: Watercolour painting

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