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Esper Collection

Background imageEsper Collection: Lesser puss moth, Cerura erminea

Lesser puss moth, Cerura erminea
Lesser puss moth or feline, Cerura erminea. Phalaena erminea. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Georg Klinger from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach

Background imageEsper Collection: Red-line quaker, clouded buff and flounced chestnut

Red-line quaker, clouded buff and flounced chestnut
Red-line quaker, Agrochola lota, clouded buff, Diacrisia sannio, and flounced chestnut, Agrochola helvola. Phalaena lota, russula, Bombyx ruffina

Background imageEsper Collection: Antler moth, Lygephila lusoria and feathered footman

Antler moth, Lygephila lusoria and feathered footman
Antler moth, Cerapteryx graminis 1, 2, Lygephila lusoria 3, 4, and feathered footman, Coscinia striata 5-8. Phalaena graminis, tricuspis, grammica

Background imageEsper Collection: Silver Y and Essex Y moths

Silver Y and Essex Y moths
Silver Y moth, Autographa gamma 1-4 and Essex Y moth, Cornutiplusia circumflexa 5, 6. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge

Background imageEsper Collection: Catocala pacta moth

Catocala pacta moth. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Erlangen, 1786

Background imageEsper Collection: French red underwing and dark crimson underwing variety

French red underwing and dark crimson underwing variety
French red underwing, Catocala elocata 1, 2, and dark crimson underwing variety, Catocala sponsa 3. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Light crimson underwing moth, Catocala promissa

Light crimson underwing moth, Catocala promissa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageEsper Collection: Dark crimson underwing, Catocala sponsa

Dark crimson underwing, Catocala sponsa. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Erlangen, 1786

Background imageEsper Collection: Setina aurita, dew moth and Setina roscida

Setina aurita, dew moth and Setina roscida
Setina aurita moth 1, 2, dew moth, Setina irrorella 3-5, and Setina roscida moth 6, 7. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge

Background imageEsper Collection: Red-necked footman, four-spotted footman and buff footman

Red-necked footman, four-spotted footman and buff footman
Red-necked footman, Atolmis rubricollis 1, , four-spotted footman, Lithosia quadra 2-6, and buff footman, Katha depressa 7, 9

Background imageEsper Collection: Miller moth and cinnabar moth

Miller moth and cinnabar moth
Miller moth, Acronicta leporina 1-5, and cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae 6-8. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in

Background imageEsper Collection: Fox moth, Macrothylacia rubi

Fox moth, Macrothylacia rubi, male, female, larva, pupa, chrysalis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Georg Klinger from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen

Background imageEsper Collection: Double dart, pale shoulder, four-spotted moth and druid moth

Double dart, pale shoulder, four-spotted moth and druid moth
Double dart or soothsayer, Graphiphora augur 1, pale shoulder, Acontia lucida 2, 3, four-spotted moth, Tyta luctuosa 4, 5, and druid moth, Aedia funesta 6

Background imageEsper Collection: Burnet companion moth and the Mother Shipton moth

Burnet companion moth and the Mother Shipton moth
Burnet companion moth, Euclidia glyphica 1, 2, and the Mother Shipton moth, Euclidia mi, 3-9. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Passenger moth, dun-bar and soothsayer

Passenger moth, dun-bar and soothsayer
Passenger moth, Dysgonia algira 1, dun-bar, Cosmia trapezina 2-3, double dart or soothsayer, Graphiphora augur 4, larvae 5-6

Background imageEsper Collection: Handmaid moth and orange underwing moth

Handmaid moth and orange underwing moth
Handmaid moth, Dysauxes ancilla 1-3, and orange underwing, Archiearis parthenias 4-8. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge

Background imageEsper Collection: Ruby tiger moth and peach blossom moth

Ruby tiger moth and peach blossom moth
Ruby tiger moth, Phragmatobia fuliginosa 1-5, and peach blossom moth, Thyatira batis 6-8. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Large tiger moth, Pericallia matronula

Large tiger moth, Pericallia matronula
Large tiger moth, male and female, Pericallia matronula. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der

Background imageEsper Collection: Scarlet tiger moth and Jersey tiger moth

Scarlet tiger moth and Jersey tiger moth
Scarlet tiger moth, Callimorpha dominula 1-4, and Jersey tiger moth, Euplagia quadripunctaria 5-7. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Pharmacis carna, orange swift and gold swift moths

Pharmacis carna, orange swift and gold swift moths
Pharmacis carna 2-4, orange swift, Triodia sylvina 5, 6, and gold swift, Phymatopus hecta 7. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Ghost moth and gold swift

Ghost moth and gold swift
Ghost moth, Hepialus humuli 1-4, and gold swift, Phymatopus hecta 5-7. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen

Background imageEsper Collection: Common swift moth, gold swift and Pharmacis carna

Common swift moth, gold swift and Pharmacis carna
Common swift moth, Korscheltellus lupulina 1-4, gold swift, Phymatopus hecta 5, and Pharmacis carna 6. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock after Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers

Background imageEsper Collection: Small lappet and autumn silkworm moth

Small lappet and autumn silkworm moth
Small lappet, Phyllodesma ilicifolia, and autumn silkworm moth, Lemonia taraxaci. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Georg Klinger from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge

Background imageEsper Collection: Yellow tiger moth, white ermine larva, etc

Yellow tiger moth, white ermine larva, etc
Yellow tiger moth, Arctia flavia 1, Ptilocephala albida 2, Calliergis ramosa 3, and white ermine larva, Spilosoma lubricipeda 4. Bombyx flavia, albida, ramosa, Phalaena ermineae

Background imageEsper Collection: Rosy footman and short-cloaked moth

Rosy footman and short-cloaked moth
Rosy footman, Miltochrista miniata 1-3, and short-cloaked moth, Nola cucullatella 4-9. Phalaena Bombyx rosea, cucullatella

Background imageEsper Collection: Hebrew character, black-spot chestnut, small quaker

Hebrew character, black-spot chestnut, small quaker
Conistra rubiginos, Hebrew character, Orthosia gothica 1, 2, setaceous Hebrew character, Xestia c-nigrum 3, black-spot chestnut, Conistra rubiginosa 4, small quaker, Orthosia cruda 5, 6

Background imageEsper Collection: Oak hook-tip and barred hook-tip

Oak hook-tip and barred hook-tip
Oak hook-tip, Drepana binaria 1-3, and barred hook-tip, Drepana cultraria 4-7. Phalaena Bombyx hamula, sicula. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph

Background imageEsper Collection: Maple prominent and heart moth

Maple prominent and heart moth
Maple prominent, Ptilodon cucullina 1 and heart moth, Dicycla oo 2-5. Phalaena Bombyx cuculla. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Scarce hook-tip and pebble hook-tip

Scarce hook-tip and pebble hook-tip
Scarce hook-tip, Sabra harpagula 1, 2, and pebble hook-tip, Drepana falcataria 3-6. Phalaena Bombyx harpagula, falcula. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann

Background imageEsper Collection: Light emerald and scalloped hook-tip

Light emerald and scalloped hook-tip
Light emerald, Campaea margaritaria 1, 2, scalloped hook-tip, Falcaria lacertinaria 3-6. Bombyx falcatae, sesquistiataria, lacertula

Background imageEsper Collection: Poplar lappet and small lappet moths

Poplar lappet and small lappet moths
Poplar lappet, Gastropacha populifolia, and small lappet, Phyllodesma ilicifolia, larva, pupa, chrysalis

Background imageEsper Collection: Coxcomb prominent, Ptilodon capucinus

Coxcomb prominent, Ptilodon capucinus 1-5. Phalaena camelina, capucina. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen

Background imageEsper Collection: Oak eggar and poplar lappet moths

Oak eggar and poplar lappet moths
Oak eggar moth, Lasiocampa quercifolia 1, 2, and poplar lappet, Gastropacha populifolia 3, 4. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Georg Klinger from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die

Background imageEsper Collection: Speckled footman, Staurophora celsia and herald moth

Speckled footman, Staurophora celsia and herald moth
Speckled footman, Coscinia cribraria 1, Staurophora celsia 2, 3, and herald moth, Scoliopteryx libatrix 4-8. Phalaena Bombyx cribrum, celsia, libatrix

Background imageEsper Collection: Heart and dart moth, turnip moth and silver cloud

Heart and dart moth, turnip moth and silver cloud
Heart and dart moth, Agrotis exclamationis 1, 2, turnip moth, Agrotis segetum 3, 4, and silver cloud, Egira conspicillaris 5. Phalaena exclamationis, caliginosa, fuscosa, melaleuca

Background imageEsper Collection: White ermine, Spilosoma lubricipeda

White ermine, Spilosoma lubricipeda. Phalaena Bombyx lubricipeda, menthastri. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in

Background imageEsper Collection: Purple tiger and brown tiger moth

Purple tiger and brown tiger moth
Purple tiger, Rhyparia purpurata 1-6, and brown tiger moth, Hyphoraia aulica 6, 7. Phalaena Bombyx purpurea, aulica. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann

Background imageEsper Collection: Pale prominent, heart and club, and dark sword-grass

Pale prominent, heart and club, and dark sword-grass
Pale prominent, Pterostoma palpina, heart and club, Agrotis clavis, and dark sword-grass, Agrotis ipsilon. Phalaena palpina, clavis, spinula

Background imageEsper Collection: Leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina. Phalaena aesculi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageEsper Collection: Goatmoth, Cossus cossus

Goatmoth, Cossus cossus. Phalaena cossus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur, Erlangen, 1786

Background imageEsper Collection: Great prominent, Peridea anceps

Great prominent, Peridea anceps. Bombyx trepida. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageEsper Collection: Three-humped prominent, olive moth and turnip moth

Three-humped prominent, olive moth and turnip moth
Three-humped prominent, Notodonta tritophus, olive moth, Prays oleae, and turnip moth, Agrotis segetum. Phalaena tritophus, oleagina, segetum

Background imageEsper Collection: Muslin footman and oak eggar moths

Muslin footman and oak eggar moths
Muslin footman, Nudaria mundana, male 1, female 2, and oak eggar moth, Lasiocampa quercifolia, female 3, larva, 4, 5, pupa 6, chrysalis 7

Background imageEsper Collection: Pebble prominent and iron prominent

Pebble prominent and iron prominent
Pebble prominent, Notodonta ziczac, and iron prominent, Notodonta dromedarius. Phalaena ziczac, dromedarius. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph

Background imageEsper Collection: Figure of eight, swallow prominent and Drymonia

Figure of eight, swallow prominent and Drymonia
Figure of eight moth, Diloba caeruleocephala, swallow prominent, Pheosia tremula, and Drymonia velitaris moth. Bombyx caeruleocephela, dictaea, velitaris

Background imageEsper Collection: Dark tussock, Dicallomera fascelina

Dark tussock, Dicallomera fascelina. Bombyx fascelina. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johan Georg Sturm from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageEsper Collection: Pale tussock, Calliteara pudibunda

Pale tussock, Calliteara pudibunda. Phalaena pudibunda. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Johann Carl Bock from Eugenius Johann Christoph Espers Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur

Background imageEsper Collection: Chocolate-tip moths

Chocolate-tip moths
Chocolate-tip moth, Clostera curtula, scare chocolate-tip, Clostera anachoreta, and small chocolate-tip, Clostera pigra. Phalaena curtula, anachoreta, reclusa



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