Image: Xylopsyche stacyii Scott

Xylopsyche stacyii Scott

Original watercolour by Helena Scott (AMS193/3)

Helena Scott
© Australian Museum Archives


Living on Ash Island near Newcastle, NSW from the 1840s to the 1860s, Harriet and Helena Scott completed 100 watercolour plates for their father A.W Scott's publication Australian Lepidoptera and Their Transformations (Vol I published 1864 and Vol II1890-1898). 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 Bent-wing Swift Moth, Zelotypia stacyi.

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