Hello Kitty, Chinese Bush Butterfly

Hello Kitty, Chinese Bush Butterfly

1876 Reverend Francis Orpen Morris (Irish ornithologist/entomologist, 1810-93) ~ Rock Eyed Underwing Butterfly

1876 Reverend Francis Orpen Morris (Irish ornithologist/entomologist, 1810-93) ~ Rock Eyed Underwing Butterfly

purplelovesyellow: Spicebush Swallowtail by Wendy491

purplelovesyellowSpicebush Swallowtail by Wendy491

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projectgutenberg: 1894 William S. Furneaux ~ Butterflies and Moths
"Our first example is the Tailed Blue, known also as the Pea-pod Argus. The upper side of this insect (Plate VI, fig. 10) is of a dull smoke colour, exhibiting purple-blue reflections, which are, in the female, confined to distinct blotches on the bases of the wings, but in the male are less noticeable, and extend over the whole surface.” [full text here]

projectgutenberg: 1894 William S. Furneaux ~ Butterflies and Moths

"Our first example is the Tailed Blue, known also as the Pea-pod Argus. The upper side of this insect (Plate VI, fig. 10) is of a dull smoke colour, exhibiting purple-blue reflections, which are, in the female, confined to distinct blotches on the bases of the wings, but in the male are less noticeable, and extend over the whole surface.” [full text here]

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stilllifequickheart: 1809 Gerrit Johan van Leeuwen (Dutch 1756-1825) ~ Flowers in an Urn with Fruit; [detail]

stilllifequickheart: 1809 Gerrit Johan van Leeuwen (Dutch 1756-1825) ~ Flowers in an Urn with Fruit; [detail]

vintagerosegarden: katedaviesdesign: Orange tip butterfly© Kate Davies Design

vintagerosegardenkatedaviesdesign: Orange tip butterfly© Kate Davies Design

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1876 Rev. F. O. Morris hand colored engraving, ‘Purple Emperor Butterfly’

1876 Rev. F. O. Morris hand colored engraving, ‘Purple Emperor Butterfly

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