Stock Photo: Asopia pictalis, Pyralis pictalis, Poplar Pyralis moth, with round rough-headed poppy, Papaver hybridum. Entomology, being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland," London, 1834. Curtis (1791 –1862) was an entomologist, illustrator, engraver and publisher. "British Entomology" was published from 1824 to 1839, and comprised 770 illustrations of insects and the plants upon which they are found.