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

Chap. XCIV. Pla. 304. The white-throated sparrow, and the yellow butterfly; Moineau à gorge blanche, avec un papillon jaune,   pp. 198-199


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of the upper part of the wing, next the
breaff, is tinged with a light yellow: the
cheeks, breaft, belly, thighs, and covert-
feathers under the tail, are of a light or
whitifh afh-colour, without fpots: the legs
and feet are of a reddifh flefh-colour.
The BUT TERFLY        hath thehead
red, the body brown, the lower body or
tail yellow, with a dufky lift down its
upper fide: the general colour of all the
wings, both above and beneath, is yel-
low: the longer wings, in the middle
of their upper fides, have each a red fpot
encompaffed with dufky, and eight dufky
fpots on their extreme borders: the (horter
or under wings are marked round their
borders with duIky fpots in form of the
letter V: the wings on their under fides
are a little clouded with dufky marks,
and each wing hath in its middle part two
white fpots bordered with reddilb. My
obliging friend Mr. Henry Baker, F. R. S.
furnifhed me with this, and the Little
Yellow and Black Butterfly figured in plate
306 of this work: he fays, they were
brought from South Carolina.
I have never feen the bird; but thought
Mr. Bartram's drawing of it very curious,
and have reafon to be fatisfied as to his
veracity and accuracy. I believe neither
of the fubjeets of this plate have till now
been known to us.
leger pres de l'eJiomach:    Ics cotes de la
tete, l'Pelomach, le ventre, les cui,ßes, et les
plumes de couvertures d:? de//ous de la quezué
font d'un couleur de cendre c/air ou blanchd-
tre, fans taches: les jambes et ies pattes
font d'un couleur de chair rougedtire.
Le PAP I , L O N       a la ti~?e rouge, le
corps brun, le .crps infrrieur ou la queue
jaune, avec une barre obfcure le long du def'
fus: la couleur ge'nerale de toutes les
ailes, tant def is que de/ous, e/I jauzne:
les grandes ailes ont chacune au milieau
du de/us une tache rouge entoure'e de brun,
et huit marques brunes ozu obifcures filr i'ex-
tre mit' de leurs bords:    les petites ailes,
c'e/l-a-dire celles de defous, font marquees
autour de leurs bords, de taches olycures en
forme de la lettre V: le deJ/us des ailes eJI
un peu parfeme'de marques brunes, et chaque
aile a au milieu deux taches blanches bordees
de rouge.   Mon obligeant amni M. Henry
Baker, Membre de la Socie'te' Royale, m'a
fourni ce Papillon, aujilbien que le petit
Papillon jaune et noir, reprefente' dans cet
ou'vrage * : il m'a dit qu'ils viennent de la
Caroline Me/idionale.
Ye n'ai jamais vu' l'oiJ'au; mais je crols
que le defein de M. Bartram e/I trvs curieux,
et j'ai raifon d'&re perfiuade de fz *r ¢ra cZtr
et de feonz exa~itude.  je crois que ies deuxA
fuj c/s de ce/te planche nous avoient efe6 in-
connus jufqu'a prefent.
Planchic t oA,


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