Image: Ophideres diascorea

Ophideres diascorea

An example from the collection of butterfly and moth sketches made by AW Scott and his daughters over a period of nearly 30 years, beginning in the late 1830's, when AW Scott and his stepdaughters Frances and Mary began recording their observations of moths and butterflies.

With the family's move to Ash Island, the project continued and eventually Scott's younger daughters Helena and Harriet joined in. Many of the sketches were used as a starting point for the beautiful plates created by Helena and Harriet for their father's published work on Lepidoptera.

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