Butterfly proboscis Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt
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Microscopic study of the ‘double proboscis’ of a butterfly, the two fibres that protrude from the insect’s head as it emerges from the chrysalis, with details of it from various angles.
Inscribed above: ‘TAB: XXVIII.’ Plate 28 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.
- Image reference: RS-19950
- ©The Royal Society
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