Summary

Full colour proof of the larva, pupa, male and female of the Imperial Jezebel Butterfly, Delias harpalyce [originally as Pieris (Thyca) harpalyce], by Arthur Bartholomew, for Plate 9 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy. McCoy writes that this species is "common everywhere in Victoria, flying at moderate heights about the she-oak trees (Casuarina), and occasionally visiting gardens." Bartholomew also illustrated the she-oak tree and the mistletoe host plant on which the larvae feed.

This print forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations in the collection informed the production of the two volume work 'The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria', the first major publication of the National Museum of Victoria.

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Imperial White Butterfly, Delias harpalyce (Donovan) by Arthur Bartholomew. Colour proof c, lithographic ink on paper, 30cm x 23cm. Published as Plate 9 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

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