Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum Volume 6

Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum Volume 6

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the cell; submarginal spots black and white. Under surface as in S. achatina. Expanse of wings 56 millim. Shillong, Assam. Nyctipao exterior. (Plate CXII. fig. 3.) Nyct-ipao exterior, Walker, Cat. Lep. Het. xiv. p. 1306. n. 7 (1857). 2. Deep chocolate-or pitch-brown, with the ordinary ocellus and other markings of N. caprimulgus, but the pale irregular discal line bounding the external area replaced by a similarly formed but much wider snow-white band, which in some examples is widened on the secondaries to a broad belt and encloses a few smoky brownish spots: on the under surface it differs in the great size and snow-white colour of the spots across the disk of the wings, and the greater proximity of the series of small spots to the discal series, thus rendering them a second discal instead of a submarginal series; the external area immediately beyond the second series suffused and ash-grey. Expanse of wings 98--103 millim. Silhet, Darjiling, and Tenasserim. Smoky olive-brown shot with purple; the ordinary ocellus rather large, with the iris a little broader than usual; ordinary lines wanting; indications of two partly parallel series of pale spots beyond the middle; the first two or three of the inner series on the primaries and of the outer series on the secondaries white. Under surface olive-brown, shot with purple; the wings crossed beyond the middle by a series of snow-white spots, the first five of the primaries and the first two on the secondaries considerably broader than the others. Expanse Primaries above dark chocolate-brown, crossed obliquely from the costa before the middle to the inner margin by a nearly straight white band and from the costa at apical fourth to the inner margin near the external angle by a slender...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236853415
  • 9781236853417