Illustrations of British Entomology; Or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; With an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Volume 1

Illustrations of British Entomology; Or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects; Containing Their Generic and Specific Distinctions; With an Account of Their Metamorphoses, Times of Appearance, Localities, Food, and Economy, as Far as Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...and imago states. Wings above dusky black: the male with the disc of the anterior deep glossy blue, formed of an oblong patch, covering the basal areolet, and extending posteriorly towards the anal angle: the female with the entire disc purple, with a dusky posterior margin: the posterior wings with an obsolete fulvous dot: beneath, both sexes are similar; the anterior wings are cinereous, with an abbreviated white streak on the costa towards the apex; between which and the posterior margin the wing is paler, with a few fulvescent or whitish spots, clouded internally with dusky: the posterior wings are similar at the base, and have a strong undulated white streak, slightly edged internally with dusky; beyond this the margin of the wing is paler, and bears two rows of obsolete whitish crescents, with a fulvous spot at the anal angle, and an ocellus with a fulvous iris and black pupil; the tail is black: the body is black above, cinereous beneath: the antennae black, obsoletely annulated with' cinereous, with the club fulvescent beneath. The purple blotch on the anterior wings of the male varies greatly in size; and the wings of the female are sometimes so slightly purpurascent as to appear brown. Caterpillar flesh-coloured or brownish, with three rows of green dots; it feeds on the oak. Chrysalis rust-coloured, with three rows of brown dots. A very common species throughout the south of Britain during the middle of July, frequenting the tops of lofty oaks and ash-trees: it is, however, somewhat rare in the north, as I am informed by Mr. Wailes that it occurred for the first time at Gibside, near Newcastle, in August last; but Mr. Backhouse acquaints me that it is common at Overton-wood, near York. Sp. 8. Pruni. Alis ruprd...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806298
  • 9781236806291