Bee proboscis and stinger Martin Frobene Ledermuller
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Bee proboscis and stinger
Two studies of bee anatomy viewed by microscope under magnification. Figure 1 (top) shows the nectar-collecting tongue or proboscis of the bee. Figure 2 (below) shows the serrated stinger.
Plate 41 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.XLI.’ Inscribed below: M.F.Lederm. del: A.W.W. exc.’
The accompanying text is headed: ‘Table XLI. La Trompe à succer ou la Langue d’une Abeille.’ [the sucking tube or tongue of a bee]; and figure 2 is headed ‘L’Aiguillon de l’Abeille.’ [the stinger of a bee].
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-18143
- ©The Royal Society
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