Moth larvae by Miles-Moss

Arthur Miles-Moss (1873-1948)
Drawing of the larval stage of the Saturniid moth (Leucanella nyctimene)

Watercolour on paper, 78 x 165 mm.

Born in Liverpool, Arthur Miles-Moss studied at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was ordained as deacon in the Church of England before travelling to South America. His parish there covered a vast area of Brazil and he became known as the vicar of the largest parish in the world.

Miles-Moss was an accomplished artist and his drawings of caterpillars are of considerable scientific interest.


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