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Edwards, George, 1694-1773. / Gleanings of natural history, exhibiting figures of quadrupeds, birds, insects, etc
Part II (1760)

[Chap. LXXXVII. Pla. 297. The lark from Pensilvania [Pennsylvania], and the brown butterfly; L'alouette de Pensilvanie, et le papillon brun],   pp. [Plate] 297-186 ff.


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ilrift examination, I am perfuaded it is
a fpecies not before figured or defcribed.
It is a bird common to Europe and North
America: I have found it in the neigh-
bourhood of London.
The BROWN BUTTERFLY is
from China: its upper fide is of a dark
dufly-brown:   the upper wings have
each a large black fpot or eye, contain-
ing two fmall white fpots within them;
thefe black fpots are partly encompaffed
by orange-colour: the under wings have
finall black fpots round their borders,
with light and whitifh dots in their mid-
dles: the under fide of the Fly is dufky,
inclining to a rofe-colour, variegated
with lighter and darker parts, and hath
fome fmall dulky rings.
I received the above-defcribed bird
from Mr. William Bartrarn, of Penfil-
vania; who informs me, that they firif
appear there in March, on their paffage
northward, and that none of them are
feen at the end of May.
raSe're conf ant de l'efpece Bergeronnette.
.Quoique  cet  oifeau  re/emZble beaucoup  a'
que/ques unes des Alouettes connu~s, je jiis
cependant perfiuade', apres un examnen tres
exa/l, que cette efpiece n'avoit encore Ie'l'
ni deint'e ni decrite.  Cet ofiJeau e  cozn-
mun    aux   deux  continents  d'Europe   et
d'Amerique Sptzentrionale: je l'ai trouve'
dans le vo:,ftage de Londres.
Le PA P ILL ON B R UN vient
de la  Chzne    le defis en efJ  d'un brun
obfJur fonce': les ailes jupirieures ont cha-
cune une grande tache, ou uin cil, confenant
deux autres taches blanches, qui y font
renferme'es; ces taches font a   moitie' en-
toure'es de jaune orange: les ailes de def-
fous ont de petites taches noires autour de
leurs bords, avec des points clairs ou blan-
chatres au milieu: le deoffius du Papillon
eji obfcur tirant fur le couleur de roft,
varie' d'endroits clairs et obfcurs, ayant
encore que/ques anneaux rembrunis.
j 'ai refcu de M. Guil. Bartram de Pen-
filvanie  Poeirau que je  viens de'crire;  il
m'apprend qu'ils sy niontrent dabord en
Mars, en allant vers le nord, et qu'on ny
en voit pas un a' la fit de Mai.


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