'Harlequin beetle on citron fruit' by Joseph Mulder

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'Harlequin beetle on citron fruit'
Joseph Mulder
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Study of a harlequin beetle (Acrocinus longimanus) on a citron fruit (Cirtus medica) with, elsewhere, a moth in stages of development. Plate 28 from the book Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium, in qua Erucae ac Vermes Surinamenses, cum omnibus suis transformationibus by Maria Sibylla Merian (Amsterdam, 1705). Inscribed lower left: "J. Mulder Sculp.", and with annotations by Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753) The entomologist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian travelled to Surinam in South America from 1699-1701, where she recorded and collected butterflies and other natural history specimens.

Original: copperplate engraving. 1705

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