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illustration: Crinum pedunculatum, with Spodoptera picta moth

Crinum pedunculatum

Swamp Lily


the insect illustrated was painted as:
Polio festiva
now known as:
Spodoptera picta


artist: Scott, Harriet (1832 - 1910)



Harriet and Helena Scott completed a magnificent collection of watercolour plates for their father A.W Scott's publication Australian Lepidoptera and Their Transformations (Vol I published 1864 and Vol II 1890-1898). These original plates of moths and butterflies were purchased by the Australian Museum in 1884 and are preserved in the Museum's Archives. 


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