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Moth Collection

Background imageMoth Collection: Silk moth and silkworm, Bombyx mori, on mulberry

Silk moth and silkworm, Bombyx mori, on mulberry leaves, Morus alba. Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn and etched by Jacob l Admiral in Naauwkeurige Waarneemingen omtrent de veranderingen van

Background imageMoth Collection: British Moths

British Moths
A poster of moth specimens selected for The Boys Own Paper by Watkins and Doncaster, naturalists

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth, L6923

de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth, L6923

Background imageMoth Collection: De Havilland Puss Moth

De Havilland Puss Moth
Advertising poster for the De Havilland Puss Moth, a three seater high-wing monoplane aeroplane designed and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company between 1929 and 1933

Background imageMoth Collection: Amy Johnson 1930

Amy Johnson 1930
Miss Amy Johnson overhauling her Gypsy Moth aeroplane after landing in Australia. She was the first woman pilot to fly alone to Australia

Background imageMoth Collection: Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in

Amy Johnson CBE (1903-1941) - pioneering English female pilot - pictured standing in front of her Gipsy Moth just before she undertook a 19-day solo flight to Australia

Background imageMoth Collection: De Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth, the RAFs standard prima

De Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth, the RAFs standard primary trainer throughout the war years - Photo Hugh W Cowin

Background imageMoth Collection: A selection of common British Moths

A selection of common British Moths Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa

de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aa
de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-aa, the private aircraft of Captain Geoffrey de Havilland, became the first coupe model when it was experimentally fitted with a light wood

Background imageMoth Collection: Xanthopan morganii praedicta, sphinx moth

Xanthopan morganii praedicta, sphinx moth
Darwins sphinx moth, found in Madagascar. The species as a whole is known as Morgans sphinx

Background imageMoth Collection: Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera

Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera
Unidentified photograph of mounted specimens of butterflies and moths

Background imageMoth Collection: The Red Moth by William Barribal

The Red Moth by William Barribal
A showgirl in a fabulous stage costume with enormous butterfly wings plays to a theatre audience

Background imageMoth Collection: Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera

Entomological specimens of Lepidoptera
Unidentified photograph of mounted specimens of butterflies and moths

Background imageMoth Collection: Page from The Bystander, 18th April 1928, featuring an article called Flying for Women by

Page from The Bystander, 18th April 1928, featuring an article called Flying for Women by Lady (Abe) Bailey, who is pictured top left as the champion woman aviator who flies a D.H. Moth

Background imageMoth Collection: Luna moth, Actias luna

Luna moth, Actias luna.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH60M Moth, G-ABHN, over London

de Havilland DH60M Moth, G-ABHN, over London
de Havilland DH60M Moth, G-ABHN, over the London Aeroplane Club, Hatfield, in 1933

Background imageMoth Collection: Amy Johnson with her de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aAH

Amy Johnson with her de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth G-aAH
Amy Johnson with her de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth, G-aAH, Jason, at Croydon Airport before her flight to Australia in 1930. Date: 1930

Background imageMoth Collection: Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae, on ragwort

Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae, on ragwort
Cinnabar moth, Tyria jacobaeae, larva and pupa on ragwort plant, Jacobaea vulgaris. St. Jans beestje. Handcoloured copperplate engraving drawn

Background imageMoth Collection: Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?

Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?
Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, alongside the de Havilland Super Coup Moth, G-aHR, in which they covered the 1929 La Coupe Zenith Challenge Trophy circuit of 1

Background imageMoth Collection: Peppered moth

Peppered moth
Two specimens of peppered moths exhibited on a soot-covered tree. This is a good demonstration of genetic selection through changing environment

Background imageMoth 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 imageMoth Collection: Advert for the Puss Moth aeroplane 1930

Advert for the Puss Moth aeroplane 1930
Advertisement for the Moth airplane, manufactured by the De Havillalnd Aircraft Company Ltd. The illustration shows a Puss Moth flying of the Epsom Derby, while the advert claims

Background imageMoth Collection: De Havilland Tiger Moth British biplane

De Havilland Tiger Moth British biplane
De Havilland Tiger Moth British trainer biplane. Date: 1930s

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH85 Leopard Moth, G-AIYS, at Croydon

de Havilland DH85 Leopard Moth, G-AIYS, at Croydon, April 1947

Background imageMoth Collection: Deaths Head Moth

Deaths Head Moth
DEATHs HEAD HAWK MOTH with its caterpillar Date: 1880

Background imageMoth Collection: Oleander hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii, moth, caterpillar and pupa

Oleander hawkmoth, Daphnis nerii, moth, caterpillar and pupa.. Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, London, 1799

Background imageMoth Collection: The first de Havilland DH60GIII Moth Major G-ABUI

The first de Havilland DH60GIII Moth Major G-ABUI
The first de Havilland DH60GIII Moth Major, G-ABUI

Background imageMoth Collection: Pre-production de Havilland DH60 Moth G-EBMO

Pre-production de Havilland DH60 Moth G-EBMO
Pre-production de Havilland DH60 Moth, G-EBMO, in which H.S. Broad won the 1926 Kings Cup Race. Date: 1926

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH87A Hornet Moth, G-ADLY

de Havilland DH87A Hornet Moth, G-ADLY

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth II, EM836

de Havilland DH82A Tiger Moth II, EM836

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH71 Tiger Moth

de Havilland DH71 Tiger Moth

Background imageMoth Collection: The Flying Prince by Johns

The Flying Prince by Johns
HRH the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII, then Duke of Windsor) piloting his new Puss Moth monoplane. Date: 1930

Background imageMoth Collection: Imperial moth, gray-banded zale and black zale

Imperial moth, gray-banded zale and black zale
Imperial moth, Eacles imperialis 1, 2, gray-banded zale, Zale squamularis 3, and black zale, Zale undularis 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageMoth Collection: Spring crocus and European peacock butterfly

Spring crocus and European peacock butterfly
Spring crocus, Crocus vernus, and European peacock butterfly, Aglais io. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Daniel Rabel after a botanical illustration by Maria Sibylla Merian from Pierre Joseph

Background imageMoth 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 imageMoth 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 imageMoth 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 imageMoth Collection: Drinker, blue underwing and red underwing moths

Drinker, blue underwing and red underwing moths
Drinker moth, Euthrix potatoria 1, blue underwing, Catocala fraxini 2, and red underwing, Catocala nupta 3. Bombyx buveur, Noctuelle du frene, Noctuelle mariee

Background imageMoth Collection: Grey dagger, Apopestes spectrum and peach blossom moths

Grey dagger, Apopestes spectrum and peach blossom moths
Grey dagger moth and larva, Acronicta psi 1, Apopestes spectrum moth and larva 2, peach blossom moth and caterpillar, Thyatira batis 3. Noctuelles psi, spectre, batis

Background imageMoth Collection: Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM

Rollason-Druine D. 31 Turbulent G-ASMM
Rollason-Druine D.31 Turbulent G-ASMM (msn PFA 1611). This Rollason-built Turbulent is seen on the airfield at Shoreham, in company with Chipmunks

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH. 82a Tiger Moth - G-ALBD

de Havilland DH. 82a Tiger Moth - G-ALBD
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth G-ALBD (msn 84130) ex T7748 Date: 1960s to 1970s

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH. 82a Tiger Moth G-ARAZ

de Havilland DH. 82a Tiger Moth G-ARAZ
de Havilland DH.82a Tiger Moth G-ARAZ (msn 82867) ex R4959 of the Tiger Club, at Kidlington in the 1960s. Date: 1960s

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH. 60 Genet Moth G-EBOU

de Havilland DH. 60 Genet Moth G-EBOU
de Havilland DH.60 Genet Moth G-EBOU (msn 271), registered on 8 September 1926 and exported to Germany as D-1651 in June 1929. Date: circa 1925

Background imageMoth Collection: Marjorie Vereker and Adelaide Cleaver - Heston Aerodrome

Marjorie Vereker and Adelaide Cleaver - Heston Aerodrome
Mrs Marjorie Rosamond Seton Dower Vereker (nee Mulliner) (1902-1992) and Adelaide Franklin Cleaver (nee Pollock) (1885-1939)

Background imageMoth Collection: Sir Alan Cobham with his de Havilland DH. 60 Moth biplane

Sir Alan Cobham with his de Havilland DH. 60 Moth biplane
Sir Alan John Cobham (18941973) - English aviation pioneer in the cockpit of his de Havilland DH.60 Moth G-EBKT, a light-weight, two-place, single-engine

Background imageMoth Collection: Death's Head Hawk Moth

Death's Head Hawk Moth

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH. 87 Hornet Moth G-AHBL

de Havilland DH. 87 Hornet Moth G-AHBL
de Havilland DH.87 Hornet Moth G-AHBL (msn 8135), at Oxford-Kidlington Airport. Date: 1965

Background imageMoth Collection: de Havilland DH. 60 Moth

de Havilland DH. 60 Moth
de Havilland DH.60 Moth, at the Essex Flying Club, East Horndon. Date: 1932



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