Boxed botanical display, containing information and an illustration of Light Brown Apple Moth (Tortrix postvittana, Wlk.). One in a series concerning botanical pests displayed in the old Museum. These were prepared by Elizabeth Matheson whom worked in the Entomolgy Department to illustrate the destructive insects of Victoria and how to expel and treat them. For her displays Elizabeth reproduced C.C Brittlebanks coloured plates from the book 'A Handbook of the Destructive Insects of Victoria; Prepared by Order of the Victorian Department of Agriculture by C French, Government Entomologist in 1904.

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Botanical display presented in a shallow rectangular box with a wood frame, painted black, and a clear glass front. Behind the glass, on the left side, is a paper featuring a coloured illustration of an apple stem, inhabited by a caterpillar, three moths, and a caterpillar. Typewritten text providing information about the pest is to the right.

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