Plate XXVII is from The Aurelian, A Natural History of English Moths and Butterflies is by Moses Harris (1731-1785) who was one of the leading entomologists of the eighteenth century. The Aurelian, published in 1766 contains some of the most spectacular drawings of English butterflies and moths ever made. Harris was known for his realistic depictions of insects and the foliage that sustained them in their natural settings. His images have great scientific value and are also very beautifully rendered. The original text description accompanies this print and it is signed in the plate.This print has some acid staining throughout and the left margin has some missing paper. The image is mostly in good condition and is dedicated to the Duchess of Norfolk by the artist. Very rare hand colored engraving from the original 1778 edition.