Summary

Watercolour and pencil drawing 600 by Arthur Bartholomew, Redeye, Psaltoda moerens, by Arthur Bartholomew for Plate 50 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

Description of Content

Redeye/Greengrocer, Psaltoda moerens/Cyclochila australasiae by Arthur Bartholomew. Drawing, pencil, watercolour and ink on paper, 26 May 1880, 29cm x 19cm. Drawing for Plate 50 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

More Information

  • Collection Names

    Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria

  • Collecting Areas

    Scientific Art & Observation

  • Publisher

    C. Troedel & Co. imp

  • Artist

    Arthur Bartholomew, 26 May 1880

  • Lithographer

    Arthur Bartholomew

  • Medium

    Watercolour & Pencil

  • Technique

    Illustration

  • Support

    Paper

  • Plate Number

    50

  • Drawing Number

    D600

  • State

    Drawing

  • Primary Inscriptions

    A Bartholomew / May 26th./80- / No 600

  • Secondary Inscriptions

    [figure numbers]

  • Tertiary Inscriptions

    finer chalk work / set off stone in brown for moths and purple for frogs [this text is crossed out in same hand] / body brown and purple leaving hairs / leave out [ill][colour notes] / [dims and figure numbers]

  • Classification

    Scientific artwork, Watercolour and pencil drawing, Paper

  • Taxon Name

    Psaltoda moerens

  • Author and date of publication

    (Germar, 1834)

  • Preferred Common name

    Redeye Cicada

  • Other Common Names

    Red-eye Cicada

  • Kingdom

    Animalia

  • Phylum

    Arthropoda

  • Subphylum

    Hexapoda

  • Class

    Insecta

  • Order

    Hemiptera

  • Family

    Cicadidae

  • Genus

    Psaltoda

  • Species Name

    moerens

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Discipline

    Scientific Artwork

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    19 cm (Width), 29 cm (Height)

  • Maximum dimensions

    188 mm (Width), 292 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. width 185-188 [irreg.] height 281 - 292 [irreg.]

  • References

    [Book Series] McCoy, Frederick. 1878-1890. Natural History of Victoria: Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria or Figures and Descriptions of the Living Species of All Classes of the Victorian Indigenous Animals. 1-2.
    [Article] Yen, Alan L., et al. 2001. McCoy's Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria: an unfinished task. Vic. Nat. 118 (6): 242-255.