Beautiful Butterfly & Moth Illustrations from Dru Drury 1837

A selection of beautiful butterfly and moth illustrations from Dru Drury Book on Etymology (1837).

Dru Drury (4 February 1724 – 15 December 1803) was a British collector of natural history specimens and an entomologist. He had samples collected from across the world through a network of ship’s officers and collectors, including Henry Smeathman. His collections were utilised by many entomologists of his time to describe and name new species and are best known for his book Illustrations of natural history which includes the names and descriptions of many insects, published in parts from 1770 to 1782 with copperplate engravings by Moses Harris.

  • Papilio Thoas fig.1 & 2; Papilio Sinon fig 3 & 4
  • Cynthia Huntera butterfly illustration (1837)
  • Plate 1 & 2 Ceratocampa Imperialis and plate 3 Noctua Squamularis butterfly illustration
  • Noctua Undularis butterfly illustration
  • Figure 1 & 2 Papilio Paris and figure 3 & 4 Colias (Callidyras) Pyranthe butterfly illustrations
  • Figure 1 & 2 Castnia Licus and Figure 3 Gastropacha Otus - Moth illustrations
  • Limacodes fig 1, Saturnia Cecropia fig 2, Spilosoma Arge fig 3, Spilosoma Cunea, fig 4
  • Argynnis Phalanta fig. 1 & 2; Melitaea Phaeton and Melitaea Tharos fig. 5 & 6

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