"The Hesperidae or Skippers, so called from their jerky hesitating mode of flight, show, in the thickness of their bodies, the only partially erect way in which they hold their wings when at rest, and the enclosure of their pupa in a cacoon, a distinct approach to the other great division of the Lepidoptera." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Skipper

"The Hesperidae or Skippers, so called from their jerky hesitating mode of flight, show, in the thickness…

"The Hesperidae or Skippers, so called from their jerky hesitating mode of flight, show, in the thickness of their bodies, the only partially erect way in which they hold their wings when at rest, and the enclosure of their pupa in a cacoon, a distinct approach to the other great division of the Lepidoptera." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Skipper

"The Hesperidae or Skippers, so called from their jerky hesitating mode of flight, show, in the thickness…

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe.

Small Tortoiseshell

A well-known colorful butterfly found in Europe.

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size, wing and tail 3/4ths."

Generic Details of a Thrush

"Generic details of a Myiadestes townsendi (Townsend's Flycatching Thrush); bill and foot nat. size,…

The red-wing thrush migrates from the north to the south of Europe in the winter, feeding on worms and other soft-bodies animals.

Red-Wing Thrush

The red-wing thrush migrates from the north to the south of Europe in the winter, feeding on worms and…

The seal of the United States and Cuba.

US and Cuba

The seal of the United States and Cuba.

Preferring a colder climate, the wax-wing feeds mostly on berries.

Waxwing

Preferring a colder climate, the wax-wing feeds mostly on berries.

An illustration of the wing of a bird.

Wing of a Bird

An illustration of the wing of a bird.

Duck wing.

Duck Wing

Duck wing.

An illustration of the right wing of the red-legged partridge.

Red-Legged Partridge Wing

An illustration of the right wing of the red-legged partridge.

Wild Goose Wing.

Wild Goose Wing

Wild Goose Wing.

A winged doodad.

Winged doodad

A winged doodad.

"It is a very common error to translate <em>monile baccatum</em>, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of which we are here speaking is frequently shown in ancient paintings, &c., as in the two following cuts." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Women with necklaces

"It is a very common error to translate monile baccatum, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of…