The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies; Illustrated by Thirty-Three Coloured Plates with Memoir and Portrait of Lamarck

The Natural History of Foreign Butterflies; Illustrated by Thirty-Three Coloured Plates with Memoir and Portrait of Lamarck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...a broad black stripe along the back, another on the sides, and three along the belly. PAPILIO SINON. PLATE IV. Fig. 2. Fabr. Cramer, PI. 317, fig. C, D, E, F HerbM. Pap. PI. 44, fig. 5, 6.--Pap. Protesilaus, Drury, Toi. i. PI. 22, fig. 3, 4. Considerably less than the preceding, the space between the tips of the wings seldom exceeding three inches; wings black, with pale coloured bands slightly tinged with green; viz. two towards the base, extending across both wings, the third very slender and short, the fourth forming a pretty broad central stripe bifid anteriorly, and terminating in a point near the middle of the hinder wings; beyond this are two transverse spots or rudimentary bands anteriorly, and lastly a macular one of rounded spots parallel with the hinder margin; the latter likewise extends along the hinder wings, the spots assuming a crescent shape; anal angle marked with an oblique vermilion spot; tail long, linear, and black. Under side brown, the design corresponding to that on the surface, but having a narrow stripe of red near the middle, placed in a dark band and edged with white on the anal angle: body black, with two white streaks on the thorax, the abdomen ringed with white above, and greyish-white beneath. Inhabits Jamaica, Florida, and various parts of South America. L LEPTOCIRCUS CURIUS. PLATE V. Pig. 1. Swainson's Zoolog. libis. 2d series, PI. 106--Boisduv. Spee. gener. 380.--Pap. Curius, Fair.--Donov. Insects of India Erycina Curius, Godart, Eney. Meth. This genus was first proposed by Mr. Swainson for the reception of a remarkable insect from Siam and Java, to which various situations had been assigned by different naturalists. In external aspect it has all the appearance. of an Erycina, but, on examining the disposition...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494229
  • 9781236494221