Image: Ptilocephala leichhardtii and Tricophora sociabilis Scott

Ptilocephala leichhardtii and Tricophora sociabilis Scott

Original watercolour by Harriet Scott (AMS193/23)

Harriet Scott
© Australian Museum Archives


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 Lepitdoptera 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.

The Atlas of Living Australia has more information such as maps, images and collection records for the moth Pterolocera sp., and the Processionary Caterpillar or Bag-shelter Moth, Ochrogaster lunifer.

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