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Preliminary scientific moth illustration drawn by Ottawa artist William H. Howe (1928-2009), who spent a lifetime drawing butterflies and winged insects. Howe's interest in insects surfaced as a boy in California, when he witnessed the metamorphosis of several caterpillars brought home by his entomologist father. Howe then assisted his father in collecting butterflies on scientific expeditions. After graduating from Ottawa University with a degree in biology in 1952, Howe attended the Kansas City Art Institute. Howe illustrated two books and displayed his art at libraries and art centers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Ottawa. According to Howe, this color-pencil sketch was completed during his last year at Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas.

Creator: Howe, William H.
Date: 1950

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Item Number: 224136
KSHS Identifier: 2003.11.5

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