1854 Plate 42 - Sphinx Moth - Emmons



Plate 42 - Sphinx Moth

PLATE 42. Fig. 1. NOCTUA SQUAMULARIS. 2. geometra transveusalis. 3. Erebus edusa. i. NOCTUA UNDULARIS. 5. Catocala apfinis. 6. noctua lunata. 7. Noctua (Acontia) nundina. 8. Catocala epione. 9. Noctua (Acontia) maroaritata. 10. sphinx carolina.

Lithograph, Hand Colored
Sheet Size 11.25 x 8.75 inches
Publisher: C Van Benthuysen, Albany
VG condition with light soiling to plate

Ebenezer Emmons (May 16, 1799 October 1, 1863), was an American geologist with an interest in geology and fossils. He did work for Geological Survey of the State of New York and produced a series of volumes on the Natural History of New York (1848).
He was a pioneer whose accomplishments include the naming of the Adirondack Mountains in New York, the first ascent of Mount Marcy, the first discoverer of primordial fauna in any country.

From Natural History of New York. Agriculture of New - York: Composition and Distribution of the Soils and Rocks...More Common and Injurious Species of Insects., 1854.