Manuscript describing of the life stages of Saunders Case-moth, Metura elongatus, by Arthur Bartholomew, 28 February 1861. Frederick McCoy, the first Director of The National Museum of Victoria, wrote these descriptive notes for Plate 40 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria; Figures and descriptions of the living species of all classes of the Victoria indigenous animals.

The manuscript forms part of the much larger Prodromus Collection. Many of the original illustrations and prints in the collection informed the production of 'The Prodromus', the first major publication of the National Museum of Victoria. Between 1878 and 1890, McCoy published his zoology 'Prodromus' as 20 parts in two volumes, with each part comprising 20 Plates. Unfortunately, almost 90 plates in the collection remain unpublished, and hundreds of illustrations were either not completed or not printed.

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Saunders' Case-Moth / Faggot Case Moth, Metura elongatus / Clania ignobilis (Walker) by Arthur Bartholomew. Colour proof, lithographic ink on paper. Published as Plate 40 in The Prodromus of the Zoology of Victoria by Frederick McCoy.

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