Aphids Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Study of aphids, or ‘leaf lice’, viewed by microscope, under magnification. There are several figures of the insects at actual size, including the central image of an infested rosebud and leaves.
Plate 25 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.XXV.’ Inscribed below: ‘M.F.Lederm. del. A.W.W. exc:’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XXV & XXVI. Des Pucerons ou Pous des Feuilles.’ The author comments that: ‘Cet insect microscopique, qu’on peut nommer à juste Titre la Peste des Jardins ne merite pas moins notre Attention, malgré sa Petitess, que la fait l’Elephant’. [This microscopic insect, which we can rightly call a garden pest, deserves our attention, despite its littleness, no less than does the Elephant].
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-18127
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