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  • Watercolour illustration of Pyrameis Itea butterfly c.1880
    Rights: Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand Published 16 May 2010 Size: 48 KB Referencing Hub media

    A watercolour by John Philemon Backhouse. Backhouse emigrated to New Zealand from England. He painted a number of Australasian insects in 1880 and the paintings are now housed in the Alexander Turnbull Library. Note that the scientific name Pyrameis itea is no longer in use.

    Acknowledgement: Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. (E-054-009 from the Archival Collections)

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