Swallow-tail Butterfly - 1948
This antique color plate features colorful images of the adult and caterpillar Giant Swallow-tail butterfly. The print comes from the book Field Book of Insects, of the United States and Canada by Frank E. Lutz, Ph.D., the Curator, Department of Insect Life of the American Museum of Natural History. The book was originally copyrighted in 1918 and again in 1921 and 1935. This edition published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons of New York is the Third Edition, Seventeenth Impression, revised in 1948.
This colored illustration is Plate 1, featuring adult and caterpillar Giant Swallow-tail butterfly. The horns of the caterpillar shown in the illustration expel a fowl odor as protection making it the skunk of the insect world. The print is professionally matted in an 8” x 10” beige colored matte to setoff the uniqueness of the butterfly. Our vintage prints are shipped in a plastic sleeve between cardboard stiffeners to arrive in perfect condition.
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