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Product images of Studies of the silk worm and other insects
Product details Studies of the silk worm and other insects
Studies of the silk worm and other insects
Entomological studies of various insects including stages in their life-cycle. Figure 1 Eggs, silk bag, grubs, chrysalis and moths of the silk worm Bombyx mori. Figure 2 Caterpillar, pupa and butterfly, probably the small tortoiseshell Aglais urticae "feeding upon the Nettle". Figure 3 "The Death-watch...from the Reverend Mr. Derham" actual size and magnified. Figure 4 chrysalis, nymph and adult of "the Lady Cow", the two-spot ladybird Adalia bipunctata. Figure 5 "A Prega Deos, from the East Indies", a praying mantis. Figure 6 "An Insect, from Amboina...taken from the Cabinet of Dr. Ruysch at Amsterdam", apparently a leaf insect from Ambon in the Moluka Islands, Indonesia. Plate 27 from the book A philosophical account of the works of nature, by Richard Bradley (London, 1721). Inscribed "Plate XXVII. T.Cole sculp." Richard Bradley (1688-1732) English botanist and writer, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712.
Original: copperplate engraving. 1721
- Image ref: RS-10244
- The Royal Society