Ad99998 05 054a/eng

Aus Interlinking_Pictura
Wechseln zu: Navigation, Suche



 Ausländische Schmetterlinge


Ad99998 05 054a03.jpg


Beschreibungstext eng


Insects XXXV. Vol. V. No. 52.

BUTTERFLIES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

The beautiful Butterflies represendted in the annexed plate, are inhabitants of hotter Climate where Nature in general appears in a much more brilliant attire. Fish, birds and insects glitter in those regions with a thousand colours, so that every traveller coming from Europe is struck with astonishment and surprise.

Fig. 1. The green Marble Papilion.

This rare Day-butterfly has the colour of green and black marble whence its name is derived. It resembles our swallow-tail butterfly in shape and wings, but is by far superior in size.

Fig. 2. The Harlequin.

A beautiful Phaleana which derives its name from its motley colour that was compared with the party-coloured jacket of Harlequin. The body has a bright Gold colour the same as half the upper wings, the other half being blue spotted with white; the underwings are also gold coloured, and variegated with black.

Fig. 3. The Indian Gold-Butterfly.

This beautiful Butterfly is of a Gold colour both above and below; the upperwings being marked by a dark yello spot.

Fig. 4. The Scarlet spot.

The wings of this butterfly are hairy, of a brown colour, and the upper wings decorated with a large scarlet spot.