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Moth

Artist: Watling, Thomas
Created: [between 1792 and 1797]
Dimensions: 13.3 x 18.8 cm
Reference: Watling Drawing - no. 408

 

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Moth depicted with its wings outstretched and its head towards the top, casting a slight shadow to the right but against an otherwise plain background. The head is a fawn colour, and the abodomen pink with pale yellow bands and orange-brown hairs at the tip. The fore wings are coloured in shades of brown, with a grey-blue area on the left wing, overlaid with dark brown veins. The hind wings are yellow-ochre overlaid with brown veins. The drawing is signed by Watling and annotated in brown ink.

 

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