Image: Polyommatus frequens, Polyommatus minimus, Polycyma absimilis and Catochrysops centaurus. Bois
Original watercolour by Helena Scott (AMS193/11)
- Helena Scott
- © Australian Museum Archives
- Common name:
- Scientific name:
- Zizina otis labradus (Godart, 1824), Theclinesthes sulpitius (Miskin, 1890), Candalides absimilis (C.Felder, 1862) and Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Living on Ash Island near Newcastle, NSW from the 1840s to the 1860s, 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. This plate was used as a reference for plate 12 that was finally published in Volume II of the Lepidoptera.
The Atlas of Living Australia has more information such as maps, images and collection records for the Common Grass Blue Zizina labradus, Saltpan Blue Theclinesthes sulpitius, Pencilled Blue Candalides absimilis, and Pea blue Lampides boeticus.