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Illustrations of Typical Species of Lepidoptera [18 Images]

Illustrations of Typical Species of Lepidoptera [18 Images]

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Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum is a book edited by Arthur Gardiner Butler and published by the British Museum (Natural History) in 1879. The book contains detailed illustrations and descriptions of various species of moths in the collection of the museum.

The book is significant for its contributions to the field of entomology, particularly the study of moths. It contains over 400 illustrations, which were created by leading artists of the time using lithography and chromolithography techniques. The illustrations are accompanied by detailed descriptions of the species, including information on their taxonomy, distribution, and behavior.

One of the notable features of the book is its focus on "typical specimens," which were selected to represent each species and provide a standard reference point for comparison. This approach was considered groundbreaking at the time and helped to establish a standard method for the study of moths and other insects.

The book was edited by Arthur Gardiner Butler, who was a renowned entomologist and curator at the British Museum. Butler was known for his expertise in Lepidoptera and made significant contributions to the study of moths and butterflies. He collaborated with other leading entomologists of the time, including George Francis Hampson, who also contributed to the book.

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