Watercolour and pencil illustration (D600) of two species of cicada, a Redeye, Psaltoda moerens, and a Greengrocer, Cyclochila australasiae, by Arthur Bartholomew, 26 May 1880, 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

  • Medium

    Watercolour & Pencil

  • Technique

    Scientific illustration

  • Support


  • Plate Number


  • Drawing Number


  • State


  • 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, Illustration, Paper

  • Taxon Name

    Psaltoda moerens

  • Author and date of publication

    (Germar, 1834)

  • Preferred Common name

    Redeye Cicada

  • Other Common Names

    Red-eye Cicada

  • Kingdom


  • Phylum


  • Subphylum


  • Class


  • Order


  • Family


  • Genus


  • Species Name


  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Discipline

    Scientific Artwork

  • Type of item


  • 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.