Antlion jaws Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Study of the serrated jaws (maxillae and mandibles) of the Antlion, viewed by microscope, under magnification. With four surrounding figures showing the jaws at natural size, and also stages of the insect’s life-cycle from larva to winged insect, and its method of trapping prey within a sand-pit.
Plate 45 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, 1764).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.XLV.’ Inscribed below ‘M.F.L. del. A.W.W. exc.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XLV. Les Machoires en Forme de Pinces du Foumi-Lion’ [The antlion’s claw-shaped jaws].
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.
- Image reference: RS-18146
- ©The Royal Society
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