Bedbug Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Study of a female bedbug, showing its internal anatomical structures viewed by microscope under magnification. With a circled detail, showing the insect at natural size.
Plate 52 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, 1766).
Inscribed above: ‘TAB.LII.’ Inscribed below ‘M.F. Lederm, del. A.W.W. excud.’
The accompanying text is headed ‘Table LII. La Punaise.’ [The bedbug]. The author states that: ‘La présente Estampe ne réprésente qu’un Femelle…’ [This engraving only shows a female…] and gives a basic description of its main features.
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-18169
- ©The Royal Society
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