Plain tiger butterfly Frederic C Moore
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Plain tiger butterfly
Entomological studies of a butterfly and a caterpillar.
Figures 1 and 1a are male and female Danaus chrysippus, or plain tiger butterflies, referred to here as Salatura chrysippus. Their uppersides are brownish-black, and their forewings are a dark orange, with a black marginal band covered in white spots.
Figure 1b depicts the larval stage of the plain tiger. It is yellow with black and grey bands. Shown side on, the caterpillar appears to be crawling up the stem of a flower. The pupa, hanging above, is pale green.
Plate 3 from The Lepidoptera of Ceylon, by Frederic Moore, vol. 1 (1880-1881). Frederic Moore (1830-1907) British entomologist was not a Fellow of the Royal Society. Moore's son, Frederic C Moore, illustrated this volume.
- Image reference: RS-14181
- ©The Royal Society
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