tommyreynolds's picture

Moth drawings

Observed: 1st February 2013 By: tommyreynolds
Moths
Description:

These moths are detailed within a botanical print by Eleazar Albin (1724). The print was created for the owner of a historic house (Kings Weston) in Bristol. Can anyone identify them?

Identifications

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Michael Skelton's picture

Moths

I would suggest that the moth on the bottom right might be the Lunar Thorn, Selenia lunularia, because of the shape of the hindwing.

dejayM's picture

Artist

I cannot ID the moths.(I dare not ID the moths!) but the upper plant maybe Rosa, the lower Hawthorn
There are more pages like this here
http://www.panteek.com/AlbinInsects/index.htm
And the artist has a Wikki page here -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleazar_Albin