Fly eye Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Microscopic study of a fly’s eye (b), showing a distinct hexagonal pattern, and a detail showing it at natural size (a). Inscribed above: ‘TAB: XXXV.’ Plate 35 from Amusement microscopique, tant pour l'esprit que pour les yeux, contenant... estampes... d'apres nature...by Martin Frobene Ledermuller, plates volume (Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, Nuremburg, 1768).
Martin Frobene [Frobenius] Ledermuller (1719-1769) German naturalist was employed in various capacities as a notary, turning to microscope studies after an illness induced temporary deafness.
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